The weather on the Easter holiday: reasons for optimism!

by REGIS CREPET, meteorologist

Next week will already see the start of the Easter school holidays in Zone B. And on this occasion, you can probably hope for the return of spring weather, which may happen gradually over the days. In any case, there are good reasons for optimism.

The Easter school holidays run from April 11 to May 9 depending on the region. In this period, the weather will be fickle, but one thing is for sure, when you are on vacation, good weather is often desirable. What will happen in this first week of the holiday and the Easter holidays?

The next week will be divided into three periods: Two moderate days, Monday and Tuesday, The weather was more mixed in the middle of the week as the weak Atlantic turbulence passed before Generally calm and dry weather returns for the Easter holiday. This is a comprehensive development trustedone another The nuances of purification.

Spring start of the week

Monday It will be a beautiful day mostly sunny and very mild, with up to More than 25 degrees Celsius Locally in New Aquitaine, but with sky-side nuances. Thus, the sun is often veiled and its white, and may be new sand particles Coming from the desert. sea ​​wind and wind autan It will blow wildly in Occitanie, with flashes between 80 and 100 km/h from Toulouse to Carcassonne. The weather in the eastern and central regions will be spring-like, cool in the morning, but very mild in the afternoon with temperatures approaching 23°C in the central region and the valleys of Auvergne due to the Fohn effect. On the west, the cloudy veil will be whiter and some rain may fall in Brittany.

TuesdayThe weather will become unstable over the Atlantic arc and the Pyrenees, with temperatures dropping sharply compared to the day before. Sometimes the sky is threatened by the danger of a stormy development in a dense atmosphere. Marin and Utan will continue to blow hard into the early morning. In the east, the weather continues to be sunny and very mild in the afternoon with a temperature of 18-23 ° C.

The middle of the week is more mixed

The reason for the deterioration that began Tuesday in the west and southwest is due to low traffic over Spain. The accompanying instability could bring stormy rain Wednesday over a quarter of southwestern France, from New Aquitaine to the Pyrenees and the Occitanie. Sea winds may bring a rainy spell that is likely to be noticeable in Roussillon. On the other hand, these rains will not succeed in crossing France towards the east as the weather will still be variable.

Towards a beautiful Easter holiday?

So far, the midweek deterioration is expected to abate from Thursday, with somewhat calm weather conditions maintaining or returning depending on the region. There is no extreme to be afraid of, although nuances are added.

The weather can already remain variable in France in the second half of the week. The days will be marked by alternating delicate precipitation with towering altocumulus clouds. In an unstable weather, stormy and scattered rains may sometimes fall, especially in the interior and in the mountains, and less often on the coasts. Temperatures, slightly lower, will remain above seasonal averages (17° to 22°C from north to south).

The overall improvement in the weather could then gradually take hold over the Easter holiday. In fact, even if you are not on vacation, remember that Easter will be on Sunday, April 17, so Easter Monday is a public holiday. Many of you will probably want to take advantage of it. And therefore , On the weekend and Easter Monday, good weather should stabilize mainly in the northern half thanks to a nearby elevation centered in the British Isles, while unstable weather could affect recovery in the southeastern quadrant (Corsica and the Southern Alps). This development is still uncertain, but this type of weather should continue until Easter, with temperatures that can drop due to northeast winds, around 7 to 10 degrees Celsius in the morning and 12 degrees at 20 degrees Celsius in the afternoon . From this perspective, the wind sometimes brings a feeling of a bit chilly in the evening, especially at sea, especially on the shores of the English Channel and the North Sea. But let’s not forget that we are only in April, the month in which we recommend, the famous saying “Do not find yourself with a thread”. This drop in temperatures must be confirmed and will depend on the development of the anticyclone over our country.

if you go…

If you go to the sea Next week, the weather will be sunny and moderately moderate on Monday and Tuesday, but the weather will become unstable and windy on Tuesday in the Atlantic arc. And then, on Wednesday, the surroundings of Gulf of Lion will witness easterly winds and rain. From Thursday, anti-hurricane conditions will return to our beach, the only downside is that the Mediterranean can keep the weather temporarily unstable, with Mistral and Tramontana as well as stormy showers over Corsica and the Cote d’Azur. Elsewhere, even if it’s not too hot, watch out for sunburns that can actually happen at this time of year!

If you go to the mountains, the choice seems quite appropriate despite the nuances as well. The Pyrenees will continue to pick up clouds and showers at the beginning of the week, and then the spring sun will return in the second half of the week. The Alps are benefiting from the onslaught of winter since the beginning of April, but at this time of year fresh snow doesn’t stay long at lower altitudes. Below 1500 meters, the mountain will regain its spring appearance, as a few patches of snow alternate with gentian and colchicum blooms. It will be necessary to be careful of unstable snowpack at an altitude, and skiing will be pleasant in areas above 1800 meters, because it will not be too hot and the quality of the snow can be maintained.

And if you don’t go, it’s always good to have good, bright weather, especially since these spring conditions should also continue into the weekend and Easter day.

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