Weather for the week: spring atmosphere despite rains

By Regis CREPE, meteorologist

Easter school holidays begin this week in Area B. If the weather is mild, the sky can sometimes take on a menacing appearance depending on the day and region. However, no bad weather is foreseen!

Easter school holidays last from April 11 to May 9, depending on the district. During this period, the weather will have time to fluctuate, but one thing is for sure, when you are on vacation, good weather is often desirable. What about the first week of vacation and Easter weekend?


This week is divided into three periods: two soft days monday and tuesday, more mixed mid-week weather with the passage of a mild Atlantic disturbance before a return of generally calm and dry weather for the Easter weekend. This general development is now reliablewith some refine the nuances.






Spring start of the week


This Monday beautiful day, mostly sunny and very mild, with above 25°С locally in New Aquitaine, but with nuances on the side of the sky. Thus the sun is often veiled and whitish, with new sand particles originally from the Sahara. sea ​​wind and autan wind strong blow in Occitania, with gusts between 80 and 100 km/h from Toulouse to Carcassonne. In the eastern and central regions the weather is very springy, cold in the morning but very mild in the afternoon, temperatures approaching 23°C in the central region and the Auvergne valleys due to the foehn effect. In the west, the cloud cover is more whitish, while showers can fall in Brittany.


Tuesday, the weather will become unstable over the Atlantic arc and the Pyrenees with lower temperatures compared to Monday. Sometimes the sky will threaten the danger of violent evolution. Outan will blow strongly, almost at 100 km/h. The east will continue to be sunny and very warm in the afternoon with temperatures between 18 and 23°C.


More mixed mid-week weather


The deterioration that began on Tuesday in the west and southwest is due to the passage of the Atlantic depression. Associated instability could cause stormy showers on Wednesday over a quarter of southwestern France, from New Aquitaine to the Pyrenees and Occitania. In the Eastern Pyrenees, heavy rain is possible. On Thursday, environmental disturbance should reach the Center-East and North-East regions, bringing with it several thunderstorm showers without aggravating nature.


Looking forward to a wonderful Easter weekend?


The general weather improvement on Friday should continue through the Easter weekend. After all, even if you are not on vacation, remember that Easter will be on Sunday April 17, and that Easter Monday is a public holiday. Many of you will probably want to take advantage of this. Thereby, Weekends and Easter Mondaycalm and dry weather should mostly settle in the western half, due to the anticyclone stretching from Spain to England, while cloudy and temporarily unstable weather is likely to affect the east and the reliefs of the southeast quarter (Corsica and Southern Alps) due to the proximity of the cold drop over central Europe.


In this regard, the wind will change to the northeast, and the air temperature should drop to 5-10°C in the morning and 12-20°C in the afternoon. From this point of view, the wind sometimes brought a feeling of slight coolness in the evenings, especially by the sea, especially on the beaches of the English Channel and the North Sea. But let’s not forget that we only have April, the month during which it is recommended, according to a well-known saying, “not to open oneself by a thread.” This decrease in temperature must be confirmed and will depend on the evolution of the anticyclone over our country.


If you go…


If you go to sea this week, so it will be quite nice and mild on Monday with Atlantic and Mediterranean winds, then on Tuesday in the Atlantic arc the weather will become erratic and stormy. On Wednesday, easterly winds and showers will blow along the perimeter of the Gulf of Lion. High pressure conditions will return to our coast from Thursday. Even if the sun doesn’t always shine, beware of sunburn, which can already happen this time of year!


If you go to the mountains, the choice is quite favorable, despite the nuances. After a windy Monday on Tuesday and Wednesday, the Pyrenees will be cloudy and showery, then sunny periods will return in the second half of the week. The Alps benefit from the winter advance from early April, but at this time of the year, fresh snow does not linger at low altitude for long. Below 1500 m, the mountain quickly regains its spring appearance, where several patches of snow alternate with flowering gentian and colchicum. However, unstable snow cover at altitude should be wary of, and the practice of skiing will be pleasant in areas above 1800 m above sea level, because it will not be too hot there and the quality of the snow will be maintained.


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