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Right now he's helping my other half pull some cut branches out of the lake. He's very wise and cools off in the shade and the water. We run together almost every day and provided he has a good soak down before we go it's always me who's flagging and never him! He's maturing very nicely and is very bonded to us now - a lovely little 18 month bundle of love and joy.

He loves his storms too, he just watches quietly with me.

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Hi Guys,  I'm really happy to find this english community. I live in Toulouse in the South of France and I have a lot interest for meteo/climatology. I'm so sorry for my english : french people have

Yes, footage from evening of the thirteenth.   Additional report and pictures friom the chasers, which I've put through the Google mangle.   https://translate.google.com/translate?sl=fr&tl=en&

Yes, here in the foothills of the Jura (at about 500m, the other side of Geneva from the Alps) we had much more settling snow than had been expected by the authorities. Most - but not all - forecasts,

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Morning all,

Some intense stormy weather around the Charente over the last couple of days, continous thunder and lightening for 2 hours at a time.  So far in our area we have not had the intense winds and destructive hailstones that many other areas have had a bit further south.

I am hoping it will all calm down shortly, it is playing havoc with my work program

Cheers

 

FC

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We're currently under an orange warning for violent thunderstorms here in Biscarosse. I'm expecting initiation in the next couple of hours or so, we're going to go and sit and watch it kick off from the lake.

Had some really remarkable mammatus the day we arrived and an all night strobing MCS which was spectacular.

I guess the downside is that we are camping and obviously my love of storms tends to make life under canvas a bit tricky! Fortunately the wine is cheap and plentiful ?

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We've just had a cracker with marble sized hail, incredibly gusty winds and some great CG strikes. Sunday night was amazing too, constant flickering lightning from the storms in Charente.

Say safe out there, Our next batch is on approach!

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Yeah we've lost power... Just a little respite and the radar is showing another pulse incoming. Stay safe too!

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Have been down here since 02.07.2018 with temps mostly in the low 30's C and we have had a couple of wet interludes in the form of storms but not amounting to too much in precipitation which has been mostly at night - the kind of weather I dreamed about having as a youngster - warm sunny days with the rain falling at night. However, in the last few days it has warmed up a bit more up to the 36C mark - we are obliged to turn on the air con - the problem we have with that is that the temp sensor is in the vicinity of the outlet to the air con which pushes out warm air, so the figures won't be totally accurate.

Earlier in the week there was a large variation between Capestang and our nearest beach, Valras Plage - 34C and 25C, the latter having sea mist.

Yesterday we went down to La Jonquera just over the border in Spain - here Accuweather spoke with forked tongue - although they gave out a max of 36C at Capestang, they forecast a cool 33C for La Jonqurera. We left latish morning  with a temp of 34C and by lunchtime at La Jonquera it was 36C there. We left there in the late afternoon 1700 hours and at the frontier the car thermometer registered 38C and back at Capestang an hour later it was 34C.

I note that 38C is forecast for most of next week.

France recalling the 2003 summer which resulted in a number of deaths is getting prepared more:

http://www.france24.com/en/20120817-france-weather-government-ministry-health-braces-heat-wave-canicule-prevention-measures/

 

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Final figures not in but it is reported that this July has been the third hottest in France since 1900, being surpassed by 1983 and 2006:

http://www.languedocliving.com/third-hottest-july-in-france-since-1900-news-10113.html

Temperatures forecast to reach 40C this week in our area.

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Very interesting weather over France and western Europe today which will impact on the UK tomorrow and Wednesday.

http://vigilance.meteofrance.com/Bulletin.html?a=dept2B&b

Red warnings over Corsica for a storm called "Adrian" which has developed to the east of Sardinia as part of the "Genoa Low" we often get when an HP builds over Scandinavia and we get a NE or E'ly flow over the southern British Isles.

This segment of the LP is going to move north over Corsica and transit up eastern France, through Belgium and continue moving north through the North Sea to the east of the British Isles. It's not going to deepen much further (around 984MB) but it will lead to very strong winds and thunderstorms over Corsica and the south of France (hence the warning). For the UK it will probably only mean a spell of rain for eastern coastal counties tomorrow.

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I missed that, went through that region on Saturday, travelling over the Massif to Clermont Ferrand. A journey we have made quite often over the last few years, with the weather ranging from thick fog - warmth, mid 20's in mid November, and snow a couple of times above 900 metres 

 

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Quite a lot of rain since my last post but it's been very mild at times. Snowline down to around 2000m but anything below that has been stripped bare by the wind and rain.

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Morning all, and Happy New Year...

What a dull and dreary, and extremely wet month December was down here in SW France. Finally since Christmas it has stopped raining for a few days as the high pressure over western Europe has established it self and it is starting to cool down.  It has meant that we have had a few glimpses of the sun in recent days, and I have noticed there is a touch of frost on my car this morning.

All in all 2018 was a fantastic year for good weather in this region, which the vine owners are really happy about following 3 poor years (for Cognac at least - which is local to me)

Cheers all, from the Charente

FC

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Summer keeps trying to install here with odd nice days but then it keeps degenerating into thundery showers followed by crud. The number of June mornings I've driven into work in fog and mist and drizzle...

Tempete Miguel was a fairly standard windy and rainy affair here in Haute Vienne, well away from the coast, but in between time it has just been thundery showers followed by heavy rain. No thunderstorms of note, just a few rumbles. Some nights we've had the woodburner and electric blanket in action and Monday night it went down to near 0c!

This evennig is glorious after a lovely day albeit with a dodgy, showery start and it looks like things are on the up from the weekend onward.

Having had a slight moan, the gardens have flourished with the weather provided the gardener keeps a wary eye for slugs and snails and encourages the hedgehogs! My lettuces have been divine and the first courgette flowers are blooming. Potatoes and cabbages are doing well too.

I've been running and cycling despite the weather, Mylo my Border Collie doesn't complain on a run come rain or shine and neither do I, but a cycle to work yesterday morning was a big mistake - lakes in shoes and a take up of an offer of a lift back home at lunchtime with bike in back of car!

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I remember being on the continent back in 2003 in the European heatwave and that was horrendous and not quite as hot as it is now, so god knows how the French are feeling now.

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I’m staying near Avignon and it’s around 45c which is the hottest I’ve ever been in. You could get a sun tan from the hot air by standing in the breeze. Sightseeing confined to small amounts of time outside and drinking loads of water. Not particularly pleasant to be honest.

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