France – Lowest May temperature in two centuries

Record cold poses a serious danger to vegetation.

Temperatures have collapsed over the whole of France following the influx of arctic air and, on May 6th, set cold records at numerous locations.

The lowest minimum occurred in Barcellonnette in the Alpes de Haute Provence, on the eastern border with Italy, where the thermometer fell to -6.9 ° C, breaking the previous record of -6.5 ° C set in May 1979.

In Romorantin, 85 meters above sea level in the Loire, a famous producer of grapes for white wine, the temperature collapsed to a dangerous (for vines) of -3.8 ° C.

In this case the new cold record for this month was established, prior to -1.7 ° C on 2 May 2017, the record was therefore exceeded by more than 2 ° C.

A new record was also set in Gueret St. Laurent, 365 m above sea level, with -2.8C.

The record was only touched on at Alencon, with -1.6 ° C, against a value of -2 ° C reached on 8 May 1974. In this case the database started in 1932.

Lowest May temperature in two centuries

In Rodez, a city in southern France, the temperature dropped to -2.7 ° C, breaking a record of -1.9 ° C set on 9 March 1974.

Here the temperature database began in 1846, making it the lowest temperature recorded in May in the last two centuries.

Unfortunately, below-zero temperatures constitute a serious danger to vegetation and necessitated the firing of paraffin-based fires on all main vineyards, as also happened last April.

Thanks to Martin Siebert for these links

11 thoughts on “France – Lowest May temperature in two centuries”

  1. Well at least allow me to eat 3 croissants for lunch today to avoid mass future starvation here!
    I was finally able to find some cereal for $2.84 today. But I’ve seen it get higher in most other places – indicative of a colder climate, heavier snows and massive flooding.

  2. Keep moving , nothing to see here. I a few days the new climate models will be out “predicting” this event.

  3. Travelling through the Palm Springs area the past few days. Visited Joshua Tree yesterday and it was raining hard and 50 degrees when we arrived around 11:30am. The rain broke shortly after we arrived but it stayed cool the few hours we were there. We went back again today and I noticed when we were driving through that Mount San Jacinto still has snow caps. Not sure if that’s normal. Temperature climbed to a balmy 73 degrees in Joshua Tree today. Last time we visited years ago, same time of year, it was around 100 degrees and felt as dry as I’ve ever experienced. Absolutely stunning scene with all the recent rain, green foliage and the white fluffy clouds in the sky today. Really strange weather though.

  4. there are weather anomalies despite all that, young ones in the EU are convinced that humans are causing these anomalies hence forwards they want the EU to spend 25% of the EU budget on climate change and they have support by politicians, also the so called liberals. Being critical at the outcome of scientific research is labeled as an attack on science, like the labeling ‘climate deniers’ for those who have critics on the climate-policy. Expect that the economy will turn down more and more due to the change in weather patterns which maybe will turn into colder weather; the wrong believe in the causation of climate and politicians who want to have political support for their agenda, like forcing industries to accept their believes. Not the multinaltionals are the boss but the politicians are.

  5. Since the zero crossing point identified by Landscheidt in this case prior to the Maunder GSM.

    Zero crossing points are closely accosiated with Cool Sun events

    From the comments page accompaning the above chart:
    Charvatova and 2400 year solar cycle
    by kahj – 08/18/2010 – 15:40

    This paper by Charvatova puts forward predictions very similar to yours, with the sun entering a 50 year period of trefoil-pattern orbit after 2085, with a consequent repeat of solar cycles 15-19. On the topic of the 2400 year solar cycle, the paper suggests that the sun will enter a 370 year period of high activity between AD2242 and AD2610, like that of the Roman Warming Period, consistent with JPL angular momentum data and your predictions of solar activity for the next 1000 years. I’m sure you’ve already seen it, but for everyone else it’s useful stuff to read, in order to fully understand your predictions. There was another version of the paper which showed the orbit of the sun around the SSB during the recent Grand Minima and the current one and the stable period from 2085, but i can’t find it again.

  6. tsk tsk parrafin smudge pots =co2 and real carbon soot;-))
    would love to see the extinction rebellion nutcases try n turn up to stop that…doubt theyd fare well at all.
    and if you cant get french wine than theres always aussie or nz ones to try;-) and I gather california manages to make some decent ones too;-)

  7. With all this cold I am sure the IPCC has their paperwork ready to announce the warmest year on record.

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