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  • Location: Haute Vienne, Limousin, France (404m ASL)
  • Weather Preferences: Warm and sunny with night time t-storms
  • Location: Haute Vienne, Limousin, France (404m ASL)

    Well what a day today too! I've driven from Cherbourg (was supposed to be St. Malo but the Condor ferry had a technical issue and I got transferred to Brittany after being up all night at Poole Port!) to Limousin - the crossing was OK, given that my vestibular system seems to object to any side to side combined with up and down movement of a boat - mllaaa. Glorious sunshine on the ferry crossing, warm for 0900 too, but you could see the gathering CuNbs on land. And did they gather, they travelled in packs. The autoroutes became washouts, hail, thunder lightning the lot. I left at Vierzon and took a D road to Chateauroux to get a break from it, only to encounter over banking streams causing flooding. Here in Limousin it's 16c, breezy and mild. I've a day in Poitiers tomorrow and I'd like a nice calm one!

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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&

    Video of the tornado in Gerbépal.  

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  • Location: Southend on Sea, London, Jarnac in France
  • Location: Southend on Sea, London, Jarnac in France

    Looks like NW Europe could be in for a great sunny autumnal few days, back to sunshine and 20+ temps for the weekend in our part of France.

     

    FC

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  • Location: Hadleigh, Suffolk
  • Weather Preferences: An Alpine climate - snowy winters and sunny summers
  • Location: Hadleigh, Suffolk

    Le Dauphine published some lovely photos on their website today, showing the early snowfall that has fallen in the French Alps over the last couple of days, including one of some cows still up in the high Alpine pastures at La Plagne:

     

    Avoriaz post-20040-0-92973400-1443121559_thumb.j Flaine post-20040-0-91658200-1443121575_thumb.j La Plagne post-20040-0-05425800-1443121617_thumb.j

     

     

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  • Location: Haute Vienne, Limousin, France (404m ASL)
  • Weather Preferences: Warm and sunny with night time t-storms
  • Location: Haute Vienne, Limousin, France (404m ASL)

    Looks like NW Europe could be in for a great sunny autumnal few days, back to sunshine and 20+ temps for the weekend in our part of France.

     

    FC

    Oh it's gorgeous here in Dijon! 23c days, but cool nights, and unbroken sunshine - shame I'm inside teaching. Same at home in Limousin. More to come. October cycle rides on the horizon in between work!

     

    Corsica is the place tonight if you want your storms. Just watching the French news and there's an orange alert for torrential rain and coastal flooding. Today in Dijon was calm and warm after a cloudy start. Typical - rain for Limousin on Saturday, but I'll get out on my bike on Sunday!

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  • Location: Hadleigh, Suffolk
  • Weather Preferences: An Alpine climate - snowy winters and sunny summers
  • Location: Hadleigh, Suffolk

    Meteo-France assessment of this September in France:

    After six months warmer than normal, this September was marked by cooler temperatures and two episodes strongly rainy and windy in mid-month.

    The average temperature was below normal in almost all of France. Only Corsica benefited from slightly above seasonal values ​​temperatures. Near normal on the eastern flank, except the Alps where they were lower than the average of 1 to 3 ° C, temperatures were generally 1 to 2 ° C below seasonal values ​​on the rest of the country. On average over the month and on France, the temperature should be lower than normal by almost 1 ° C.

    Rainfall was excess of Poitou-Charentes at the Belgian border and the Haut-Languedoc north of the Alps and Lorraine. Rainfall exceeded 1.5 to 2 times the normal Charentes in Île-de-France and punctually in the Northeast. She reached 2-3 times the normal northern Hérault west of the Isere. In contrast, rainfall was generally loss of Aquitaine and Midi-Pyrenees north of the Auvergne and the Finistère to Cotentin. The deficit was even more pronounced on the Mediterranean coast and Corsica with the exception of Côte d'Azur, often above 70%. On average over France and over the month, rainfall is expected to be near normal.

    Sunshine, broadly in line with normal on virtually all of the country, however, was more generous in northern Brittany to Normandy.

     

    http://www.meteofrance.fr/actualites/29368361-un-mois-de-septembre-frais-et-agite

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  • Location: Haute Vienne, Limousin, France (404m ASL)
  • Weather Preferences: Warm and sunny with night time t-storms
  • Location: Haute Vienne, Limousin, France (404m ASL)

    Looking good for t-storms here in Limousin tomorrow and early next week. My first since living here permanently, and since losing my "dog man". It has been lovely in Dijon, cool night s but very warm days, and when I got back here even with the shutters having been closed, it was still 17c inside. No cold on the horizon yet.

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  • Location: Hadleigh, Suffolk
  • Weather Preferences: An Alpine climate - snowy winters and sunny summers
  • Location: Hadleigh, Suffolk

    Early winter continues to visit the mountains of France. These photos published by Le Dauphine today:

     

    Vars ski resort: post-20040-0-10890800-1443857721_thumb.j Nearby mountain road into Italy: post-20040-0-23186500-1443857736_thumb.j

     

    If like me you're wondering where Vars is located: post-20040-0-14613600-1443857766_thumb.j

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  • Location: Haute Vienne, Limousin, France (404m ASL)
  • Weather Preferences: Warm and sunny with night time t-storms
  • Location: Haute Vienne, Limousin, France (404m ASL)

    No overhead storms today here in Haute Vienne but distant thunder and near day time darkness this mid-morning. Lovely cloudscapes. Developed into a nice warm but always ominous afternoon with CBs and TCUs in the background, a max of 18c.

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  • Location: Haute Vienne, Limousin, France (404m ASL)
  • Weather Preferences: Warm and sunny with night time t-storms
  • Location: Haute Vienne, Limousin, France (404m ASL)
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  • Location: Abbeymead ,Glos Member Since: July 16, 2003
  • Weather Preferences: Hot and thundery or Cold and snowy.
  • Location: Abbeymead ,Glos Member Since: July 16, 2003
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  • Location: Surrey and SW France.
  • Location: Surrey and SW France.
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  • Location: Hadleigh, Suffolk
  • Weather Preferences: An Alpine climate - snowy winters and sunny summers
  • Location: Hadleigh, Suffolk

    Anyone got a radar grab of these storms?

     

    I see estofex had a warning out. Seemed pretty accurate too. 

    http://www.estofex.org/cgi-bin/polygon/showforecast.cgi?lightningmap=yes&fcstfile=2015100406_201510030051_2_stormforecast.xml

     

    No radar grab, but yesterday's GFS charts show what happened. The CAPE&LI chart shows the unstable air and the Precipitation chart the very heavy rain which went on all afternoon and into the evening. The photo from the BBC website of Nice v Nantes abandoned football match really shows the intensity of the rain.

     

    post-20040-0-43397400-1443956054_thumb.p post-20040-0-32913900-1443956068_thumb.p post-20040-0-50154100-1443956230_thumb.j

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  • Location: Haute Vienne, Limousin, France (404m ASL)
  • Weather Preferences: Warm and sunny with night time t-storms
  • Location: Haute Vienne, Limousin, France (404m ASL)

    Anyone got a radar grab of these storms?

     

    I see estofex had a warning out. Seemed pretty accurate too. 

    http://www.estofex.org/cgi-bin/polygon/showforecast.cgi?lightningmap=yes&fcstfile=2015100406_201510030051_2_stormforecast.xml

    This a commentary and analysis with radar from Meteociel done over the course of the day and evening.

     

    Some of the video footage is incredible, but it's the loss of life that is so awful.

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  • Location: Haute Vienne, Limousin, France (404m ASL)
  • Weather Preferences: Warm and sunny with night time t-storms
  • Location: Haute Vienne, Limousin, France (404m ASL)

    I'm right on the borderline of the Estofex Level 2 warning for this evening into tomorrow. It has been a weird day here today, and everything says storms. It's warm and humid and looks very unstable up there. There were already heavy showers today in Limoges where I was working and I got soaked going out to get lunch! I'm off out to work again now until 2200, so I'm hoping I get back well before anything starts up.

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  • Location: Haute Vienne, Limousin, France (404m ASL)
  • Weather Preferences: Warm and sunny with night time t-storms
  • Location: Haute Vienne, Limousin, France (404m ASL)

    Looks like we could have our first real frost in Limousin, some forecasts prog as low as -4c late this week and into next! Time to get the heating on me thinks...but a daytime high of 19c will more than compensate!

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  • Location: Paris suburbs
  • Location: Paris suburbs

    Belgium is forecast similar night-time temperatures with maximum temperatures in the east and south as low as 3c, which is really cold given the time of year and that nowhere in Belgium is above 700m. 

     

    In keeping with the title, the closest major French town to me is Charleville and it looks to be getting maxes around 7-9c, so not quite as impressive. 

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  • Location: Haute Vienne, Limousin, France (404m ASL)
  • Weather Preferences: Warm and sunny with night time t-storms
  • Location: Haute Vienne, Limousin, France (404m ASL)

    It was cold last night (hot water bottle well cuddled!). My thermometer only read 2c at 0600 and I'm in the hills/valleys. Driving through the flatter areas though, between Haute Vienne and Poitiers, there was a lot of fog, rime on the trees and white ground frost. A first, very subtle, freezing fog event I guess. The day warmed, and it is now 8c on my thermometer, a warming trend to come as we lose HP and gain more southerly winds here...

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  • Location: Hadleigh, Suffolk
  • Weather Preferences: An Alpine climate - snowy winters and sunny summers
  • Location: Hadleigh, Suffolk

    This last week has been a chilly one in France. This article from Meteo-France:

     

    The cold air that swept the country since the beginning of the week has generated remarkably low temperatures for mid-October. Where the sky remained clear, particularly early night frosts were recorded, while the regions under the persistent low clouds recorded remarkably low maximum temperatures. In some places, such conditions had not been seen for 40 years.
    From Saturday, a warm spell should be felt especially in the Southwest, while the atmosphere should remain a bit cool in the other regions.

     

    Animation of the temperature anomaly: post-20040-0-13038500-1445068485_thumb.g

     

    http://www.meteofrance.fr/actualites/29950959-pic-de-fraicheur-remarquable-sur-l-hexagone

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  • Location: Haute Vienne, Limousin, France (404m ASL)
  • Weather Preferences: Warm and sunny with night time t-storms
  • Location: Haute Vienne, Limousin, France (404m ASL)

    Utterly beautiful here today in Limousin. I spent the day working in Limoges, but got enough free time to go outside. Quite windy. the leaves are falling fast, but blissfully warm. 18c and a virtually cloudless sky. Had the front door open when I got back from work "to let the heat in"! Hoping it goes on like this, and it looks like it will.

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  • Location: Haute Vienne, Limousin, France (404m ASL)
  • Weather Preferences: Warm and sunny with night time t-storms
  • Location: Haute Vienne, Limousin, France (404m ASL)

    Foggy here in Dijon tonight but not too cold.. 22-25c being forecast for Limousin over the weekend where I'm back to on Saturday afternoon, the blissful autumn continues...

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  • Location: Haute Vienne, Limousin, France (404m ASL)
  • Weather Preferences: Warm and sunny with night time t-storms
  • Location: Haute Vienne, Limousin, France (404m ASL)

    Here's a link to Météo France's commentary on this weekend. I don't do Google Translate, but the gist is easy to get:

     

    http://www.meteofrance.fr/actualites/30438834-un-week-end-exceptionnellement-doux

     

    We had 26c max here today in my Limousin valley, and I was out cycling in my summer sleeveless top and shorts. It is so bizarre when the day is so short. The night is gentle and mild, and just before dark it was still 20c. More of the same tomorrow for our apple festival...

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  • Location: Southend on Sea, London, Jarnac in France
  • Location: Southend on Sea, London, Jarnac in France

    Glorious weekend in the Charente again (24 degrees), we were able to eat all or meals outside, and today is forecast to be even warmer than yesterday!  I think when autumn/winter arrives it is going  to be a bit of a shock to the system.

     

    Cheers

     

     

    FC

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