May 2012 – Extremes in France
Posted 21 May 2012 - 15:26
Toulon (Var), 16.0°C (highest minimum)
The city of Toulon is home to the largest military harbour in France
Toulon was once a beautiful city, but it was almost totally destroyed during WW2;
then, they built a large amount of these ugly concrete buildings
Not everything is beautiful in the South of France...
Posted 21 May 2012 - 15:33
Pic du Midi de Bigorre (Hautes-Pyrénées), -9.6°C (lowest minimum at any height)
It's not often that the Aiguille du Midi (Alps) is beaten in this category. Very rainy and very cool conditions in the South-West of France allowed the Pic du Midi de Bigorre (Pyrenees) to win the top place.
Posted 22 May 2012 - 10:18
Nancy (Meurthe-et-Moselle), 74.0 mm (wettest)
A beautiful city. Now, some of its neighbourhoods have been devastated by the strong storm of last night. A lot of people have lost everything. A thought for them.
Posted 31 May 2012 - 00:12
I'm publishing the table as it is, but I have, however, a little doubt on the highest rainfall. Indeed, I'm suspecting an error for Château-Arnoux-Saint-Auban on Ogimet (Saint-Auban-sur-Durance, as it is written on this website). If anyone can verify deeper than I did, I would be grateful.
Posted 31 May 2012 - 15:35
Posted 01 June 2012 - 11:03