Weather: return of the rain, drop in temperatures… Update on the forecasts for the week in France

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The rain made its big comeback in France this Sunday. Météo France has lifted all its alerts but new rainy and stormy episodes are expected in the coming week. La Dépêche du Midi takes stock.

It had been expected for several weeks: this Sunday, August 14, the rain returned to France. Météo France had placed eight departments on orange alert this Saturday due to the risk of thunderstorms and indeed, violent stormy episodes, sometimes accompanied by rain, were observed in several French regions. At the end of the day this Sunday, Météo France finally lifted these alerts. The Midi Dispatch takes stock of the forecast for the week.

Monday August 15

From Rouen (Seine-Maritime) to Belfort, thunderstorms accompanied by rain will be globally threatening in northern France. On the west of the country, going towards Brittany, the sky will be veiled. The sun will be out in the south of France: “Across the rest of the Mediterranean rim to the middle Rhône valley, calm and sunny weather, temporarily cloudy, is back in the morning, specifies Météo France. Rains even locally stormy showers cross the Center-Val de Loire, Bourgogne Franche-Comté to the north of the Seine and the northeast. The showers are scattered elsewhere.

Meteo France forecasts for this Monday, August 15.
Meteo France

This Monday morning, it will be 18°C ​​to 22°C degrees around the Mediterranean, 18°C ​​to 20°C degrees in Nord Pas-de-Calais and on the Aquitaine coast. Elsewhere, nighttime temperatures drop between 14°C and 18°C ​​degrees. In the afternoon, the thermometers will reach 29°C to 32°C degrees in Occitania and the Rhône valley in the south-east, and locally 33 to 34°C in the Var and Corsica. Elsewhere, it will be without excess between 24°C and 29°C degrees.

Tuesday August 16

The sky will be clear on the eastern side of the country, on the diagonal going from Perpignan (Pyrénées-Orientales) to Metz (Moselle). A few showers will return to the Atlantic coast of the country. These will interfere in the land in the afternoon. Elsewhere, the sky will be slightly cloudy. Thunderstorms are also expected in the afternoon in Brittany and Normandy.

Meteo France forecasts for Tuesday August 16th.

Meteo France forecasts for Tuesday August 16th.
Meteo France

The mercury will display a maximum of 20°C precisely in Brittany and Normandy. On the Mediterranean coast, temperatures will rise to 33°C. Elsewhere, the mercury should not exceed 30°C.

Wednesday August 17

The rain will make a comeback across the country! After a generally sunny morning in the center of the country, precipitation will become widespread. Particularly intense stormy and rainy episodes are expected in Hérault, Var, Bouches-du-Rhône and Ardèche. Elsewhere, the showers will be scattered, except in Corsica, which will remain sunny.

The weather forecast for this Wednesday, August 17.

The weather forecast for this Wednesday, August 17.
Meteo France

Consequences: particularly cool temperatures will fluctuate between 20°C and 28°C.

Thursday August 18

The rains will settle “for a long time” in the country. In the morning, a few stormy episodes, accompanied by rain, will come to dot the eastern facade of the country. During the day, the storms will gradually move up towards the northeast of the country. Precipitation will increase throughout France. The Mediterranean coast will be an exception and will be the subject of a great sun.

Meteo France forecasts for Thursday August 18th.

Meteo France forecasts for Thursday August 18th.
Meteo France

Here again the temperatures will remain reasonable, ranging from 20°C to 28°C.

Weekend

These forecasts are to be taken with caution, but the sun will generally return after two days of rain. The northern half of the country could be subject to further rainfall, while bright sunshine will shine over the southern half.

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