“torrential rains” in autumn and a “not too cold” winter, according to first estimates

published on Thursday, September 01, 2022 at 4:24 p.m.

After heat waves and a record drought this summer, “the return of rains and temperatures that will not drop too much” are expected in the country, according to the first estimates made by Régis Crépet, meteorologist at The Weather Channel, nearby Point this Thursday, September 1.

What will the weather be like in the coming months, after an exceptional summer marked by multiple heat waves and record drought? According to the first estimates, autumn will approach seasonal normals.

“Of course, we will see stormy rains which fall in torrential fashion in the Mediterranean in autumn and early winter. They are, however, part of a normal process related to the transition from one season to another.

(…) Autumn is always a risky season. There are phenomena that happen, regardless of climate change”, explains Régis Crépet, meteorologist at The Weather Channel, nearby Point this Thursday, September 1. According to him, these rains should arrive from the beginning of September. Seasonal normals are expected for mid-October across the country.

A “not too cold” winter

After autumn, a rather mild winter is expected, again according to the meteorologist. “Two good news should be noted which are the return of the rains and temperatures which will not drop too much. If winter does not turn out to be too cold, as we expect, this is good news given the difficulties linked to energy rationing”, he notes, still in Point.

In addition to the heat wave episodes, the summer was also marked by the drought which affected a very large part of France – July 2022 was the driest July in history. The rain deficit could ease depending on the upcoming rainfall. “Until it rains enough again, groundwater will not be able to replenish. If the winter is rainy, then the next summer will be bearable. Today, the lack of water is largely observable, because the last winters are lacking in rain. The deficit of winter rains extends throughout the territory”, explains Régis Crépet to our colleagues.

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