Cold snap in France – Records broken for one month of April and it is not over, -9 degrees recorded this morning in Font-Romeu

After the heatwave of last week, it’s time for winter and the return of snow in the plains over part of France.

According to Météo France, the country remains under the influence of a mass of very cold air on Wednesday. Overnight thinnings further encouraged frost in most areas and a few monthly minimum temperature records were broken.

# Jellies frequent last night in the interior, sometimes strong at altitude. A few stations have established a new #record monthly cold, including:
Gap: -2.4 ° C, old record -2.3 ° C on April 14, 2019
Nîmes-Garons: 0.2 ° C, old record 0.3 ° C on April 14, 1998

– Météo-France Sud-Est (@MeteoFrance_SE) April 7, 2021

? It’s freezing almost everywhere this morning! It is -5 ° C in Beauvais & Gourdon, -4 ° C in Bergerac & Troyes, -3 ° C in Reims & Mont-de-Marsan, -2 ° C in Dax & Vichy. Beware of sometimes slippery floors in the north and east. u2744

– Weather Express (@MeteoExpress) April 7, 2021

Snow showers also circulate in the north where the soils can turn white and there are also snow showers between the Vosges and the north of the Alps.

Snowfall is also observed in Corsica, from 500 meters. In short, this April 7, it freezes in almost all regions. Frosts can be severe and could cause damage to vegetation.

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The cold is there this morning, and the vines, as here in Saint Emilion, or the fruit trees are exposed.
We note this morning 0 in Bordeaux, 1 in Toulouse, -1 in Pau and Tarbes and -8 in Font Romeu ud83d udcf7 @lesdouxsecretsdhelene #vines #gel #Saint Emilion

– Weather Pyrenees (@Meteo_Pyrenees) April 7, 2021

Rare images for the month of April, especially after a week when the mercury broke records … heat.

Saint Sauveur Camprieu: -5.9 ° C, old record -5.8 ° C on April 7, 2008
Seillans: -1.4 ° C, old record -0.8 ° C on April 5, 2019
Sospel: -1.7 ° C, old record 1.0 ° C on April 2, 2020.
Tomorrow, even more frequent frosts on the coastal plain, other records will be threatened.

– Météo-France Sud-Est (@MeteoFrance_SE) April 7, 2021

The wind blows strongly towards the Gulf of Lion where the feeling of cold is very important.

Tomorrow Thursday, frosts will be even more frequent on the plain and along the Mediterranean coast, other records should fall.

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