Weather for the week: spring atmosphere despite rains

By Cyril Duchen, meteorologist

Easter school holidays begin this week in Zone 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 weather in the middle of the week, when a slight Atlantic swell passed before a return of generally calm and dry weather for the Easter weekend. This general development is now reliablewith some refine the nuances.

Degradation starts from the west on Tuesday

Tuesday, the weather will become unstable from Aquitaine to Normandy with showers and lower temperatures compared to Monday. 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.

Wednesday, a disturbance of low activity will progress towards the central regions, the Paris Basin and the north, but will be inactive. The sky will be cloudy with some light showers. In the eastern regions, dry weather will continue, but with cloudy skies. Conversely, solar periods will return across Brittany.

today there will be a day of transition with more and more sunny intervals and showers that will become infrequent. The temperature will start to rise again.

Have a great 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 slight chill in the evenings, especially near the sea, especially on the beaches of the English Channel and the North Sea. But let’s not forget that now it’s only 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 takes on its spring form, where several patches of snow alternate with flowering gentian and colchicum. However, unstable snow cover at altitude should be wary of, and skiing practice will be enjoyable in areas above 1800 m above sea level, because it will not be too hot there and snow quality can be maintained.

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