Monday, January 16, 2017

Weather : a wave of intense cold but “not exceptional” – The World

The thermometer is expected to drop to 11 °C in Mulhouse, – 9 °C in the Massif central and Strasbourg, – 6 °C at Toulouse and – 4 °C in Marseille.

Near the village of Vivario in Corsica, the 15th of January.

A wave of cold weather arrives, Monday, January 16, on substantially the whole of France, the first of this magnitude since 2012. The temperatures will be lower than ” four to eight degrees “ to the normal, according to Météo France. Many regions, with the exception of the coasts of the atlantic and the mediterranean, will go days without thaw from Tuesday.

as Soon as this Monday, the frosty mornings are expected to be between – 4 °C – 5 °C and 0 degrees Celsius in the centre, the East and the provençal hinterland. The thermometer should especially dive starting Tuesday and throughout the rest of the week, temperatures will often be strongly negative at night and will stay sometimes all day.

” It is not in exception “, pointed out, however, Patrick Galois, forecaster with Météo France. the ” We can talk about the cold wave of moderate intensity, a good shot of cold. “Nothing to do with the ” wave of cold-historical, like those of February 1956, or January, 1985 “, when the temperature had fallen to – 19 °C in Toulouse, ” he explains.

however, This is the first time since 2012 that the country will be ” a cold too generalized and may be sustainable, “, says Emmanuel Demaël, also a forecaster at Meteo France. This bitter cold and dry, could continue next week. Due to an anticyclone that brings down cold air from the north-east of Europe towards France.

A feeling of – 20 °C

” feel-like ” temperatures will be at their lowest on Wednesday and Thursday as there will be more wind “, ” said Mr. Demaël. Thus, in the North-East, a temperature of – 10 °C combined with a kiss blowing at 50 km/h, ” will give rise to a feeling of – 20 °C “.

The two departments of Corsica have been placed Monday in vigilance orange snow-ice from the end of the afternoon. Between 1 and 5 cm are expected to be on the coast, and 30 to 50 cm above 600 mr

An episode of snow also keeps the pyrenees (Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Hautes-Pyrénées, Haute-Garonne, and Ariège) on alert with risk ” strong “ avalanche until at least Tuesday morning. This type of situation occurs here, on average 1 to 2 times every two or three years, according to the organization of the forecast. The ski areas of the resorts of Gourette (1 400 m), La Pierre Saint Martin (1 500 m) and Artouste are closed for security reasons.

” national Steering daily “

in the Face of this offensive from the cold, the government has put in place, Saturday, a ” national steering daily “ to anticipate the needs. The prime minister, Bernard Cazeneuve, has called on the local authorities and the associations to make available premises for the homeless. The civil security, the police, the gendarmerie and the fire brigade also mobilized. A ” balance sheet daily needs “ must be established by the prefects.

on Monday, the minister of the interior enjoins the citizens, ” as soon as they will see in the next few days people in distress situation “, dialing the 115, the emergency number for the homeless. The latter, periodically saturated, ” will be dimensioned to receive these calls “, is committed to the minister.

Read also : homeless : “This winter is not more difficult than the other” in terms of emergency shelter

The minister of health, Marisol Touraine, had called as early as Friday to ” increased vigilance “, to prevent poisoning from carbon monoxide, falls due to snow and the consequences of health related to cold, while the epidemic of seasonal influenza is in full swing. Messages were broadcast during the weekend on the radio.

Although the cold weather may lead to an increase in the consumption of electricity, ” there are no cuts scheduled “, has assured the manager of the electricity transmission network, RTE. However, it could be forced to trigger as soon as Tuesday of exceptional measures, such as encouraging consumers to reduce their consumption during peak hours.


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