Weather report. The Loire experienced the second warmest Christmas in its history

This Christmas 2022 is “remarkable”, according to the terms used by the Facebook page Météo42. And for good reason: with a temperature of 17.5°C at the departmental meteorological station of Andrézieux-Bouthéon, the Loire is experiencing its second warmest Christmas in its history. “Behind the 20.2°C of 1983” it is specified.

A situation which is not specific to the department since a dozen records fell this Sunday in France. It even made 26.3°C in Ariège!

The negative temperatures that we experienced eight days earlier seem a long way off… For the record, the coldest Christmas so far dates back to 2006, with a maximum temperature of -3.7°C.

Snow, unfortunately for the ski resorts in the region, has been rare for a long time at Christmas: only 1986 saw snow on the plain, with a thickness of 4 cm. Météo42 specifies that “the years 1981, 1993, 2006, 2010 and 2020 also saw snowflakes that fell on the plain on Christmas Day, but without grounding”.

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