After thirty consecutive days of disturbances, marked by the passage of four storms, the precipitation should calm down from Wednesday November 22, despite an eventful start to the week in the north and southwest.
Since October 18, rain has not stopped falling in France. According to Météo-France, the country recorded, until last Thursday, November 16, an average accumulation of 237.3 mm of rain. This is a record, according to the weather service.
These rains were caused by the passage of several storms in the country, including Ciaran, Domingos, Elisa and, more recently, Frederico. It was mainly the north and southwest of the country that were most affected by this precipitation.
Result: the departments of Deux-Sèvres, Seine-Maritime, Pas-de-Calais but also Charente-Maritime were faced with floods and floods for several days, even several weeks.
But from this week, the rains should weaken in France, according to Météo-France forecasts. And for good reason, the westerly winds will stop bringing back these rainy disturbances, which have been hitting France for around thirty days.
Thus, the meteorological service announced Friday that over the coming days, “moderate and more constant precipitation” will affect the country, particularly “near the coasts and at the foot of the Pyrenees, alternating with dry periods, but also the mistral and the tramontane, and the stormy rains in Corsica.
Stormy rains in Bordeaux and La Rochelle this Monday
In detail, this Sunday, November 19, precipitation should affect the east of the country. As a result, moderate rain is expected in Besançon, Mâcon, Bourg-en-Bresse and Champagnole. Precipitation is also expected in Royan, Angoulême, Limoges and Saintes.
This Monday, November 20, when a disturbance from England is expected to move towards the north of France, it is expected to be accompanied by stormy rain. These should concern the far north-east such as Fécamp, Le Havre, Dieppe, Abbeville, Calais and Dunkirk.
This disturbance should then move towards Belgium but rain, sometimes heavy and persistent, should be recorded almost everywhere in France in the early evening, such as in Saint-Malo, Rennes, Laval, Angers, Paris, Auxerre, Blois and in Orléans. .
At the same time, stormy precipitation is expected near La Rochelle and Bordeaux around 7 p.m., before a potential return to calm around 3 a.m. Stormy rains will then head towards Spain.
A return to calm on Wednesday
Tuesday, November 21, the majority of the territory should be spared from the rain. The latter should rather concern the center of France, in particular Clermont-Ferrand and Lyon.
From Wednesday, calm will return to the country, despite some fog in the north and snowfall in the south. Rain should therefore be absent over the majority of French territory during the days of November 22 and 23.
A wave of rain is nevertheless expected to cross the north of France, notably Paris and its inner suburbs, Rennes, Brest, Lorient, Angers and Montluçon, on Friday November 24 before an expected lull on Saturday November 25.