A thin layer of snow covered Toulouse, Wednesday 28th February, 2018 in the morning. After several days marked by freshness, the warmth is expected this afternoon.
Meteo France had warned: snow was expected in Toulouse, but not as much … And it arrived at 8.30am, Wednesday 28th February, 2018, when a few flakes began to cover the pink city with a light white coat.
It should not last …
On the ring road, the roads were salted as a precaution. This snowy episode, the second in Toulouse in February, should not last. Pascal Boureau, weather forecaster at Meteo France states:
“We were expecting a few flakes but not a snowfall so marked on the Toulouse region. This will stop around 11:15 or 11:30. 2 to 3 centimeters fell while going towards the Gers, while 5 cm fell on the slopes of Cadours, in the west of Toulouse “.
He continues: “In the afternoon, the temperature will greatly exceed 0 ° C , so everything will melt very quickly. This snowfall marks the end of the cold spell.
Expected wind in the afternoon
The snow will therefore very quickly give way to rain and wind at the end of the morning , according to Meteo France forecasts … Haute-Garonne has also been placed in orange alert because of the strong winds that are expected during the day.
Pascal Boureau continues:
“Wind gusts of about 100 km/h are expected in Toulouse, and 120 km/h in the Lauragais. It will drop in intensity during the night, before blowing again very strong Thursday, March 1, 2018 “.
If they can not go to the public gardens, closed because of wind alarm, many Internet users took the opportunity to immortalise a scene not so common: that of Toulouse snow.
Your images of the snow
Neige de ce matin le 28 février 2018 sur Toulouse pic.twitter.com/Y4N9HEjpY8
— Alain Benoit (@alainbenoit3121) February 28, 2018