Weekend weather: a very rough Saturday in the south

By Cyril BONNEFOYmeteorologist

Your next weekend (Saturday April 23 and Sunday April 24) will be the opposite of the Easter weekend. Significant degradation will take place from the south. This could be the first real stormy degradation of the season with a chance of bad weather in the southeast.

A new cold drop will isolate itself from Friday night to Saturday, off Portugal. After a Friday of calm, rain and thunderstorms will return in force to the south and will quickly reach the regions north of the Loire.

A Saturday under surveillance: risk of heavy stormy rain in the south

Saturday, the degradation that will have taken place on Friday evening in the Pyrenees will reach the entire south-west in the morning with potentially heavy stormy rains. These heavy rains, punctuated by thunderstorms, will shift in the afternoon towards the Mediterranean. The southerly wind will blow strongly in the Rhône Valley and on the Massif Central, ahead of the rains and thunderstorms. In the north, the weather will become unstable with punctually stormy showers. The extreme north-east could remain clear of this instability under an easterly flow drying the air mass.

Sunday, the day of the election of the next President of the Republic, instability should be less marked than on Saturday. Nevertheless, the sky will be very cloudy to overcast from the southwest to the northeast with frequent rain. The northwestern regions should experience changing skies with occasional stormy showers in the afternoon, before the return of fine clearings in cooler, maritime air. The wind will blow quite strongly on the Aquitaine coast with gusts around 70 km/h and therefore feel very autumnal.

Temperatures dropping on Sunday

Saturday morning, the minimums will evolve between 6 ° C in the Grand-Est, due to a relatively clear night and 14 ° C on the shores of the Mediterranean. In the afternoon, the highs will often show seasonal values ​​with 13 to 23°C. Sunday morning, the minimums will show a slight drop with 5 to 13°C and the maximums will also drop with 11 to 18°C.

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