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Weather: A Cold Snap and Possible Snowfall in France on Friday

Several regions of France should be concerned by a sharp drop in temperatures and snowfall this Friday 4th January, 2019.

The year 2018 ended with very mild temperatures in France . The next one started on the same basis, but it should all be over soon.

A drop in temperatures is expected from this Friday, January 4, 2019 across the country. Some flakes could also fall in eastern France as early as Thursday night, according to Meteo France.

In the Hauts-de-France

The greyness is in the north of the country, with temperatures between 4 and 6 ° C and some scattered rains on the Hauts-de-France region .

In the Hauts-de-France on Thursday, it will be better in Picardy than in Nord-Pas-de-Calais.
In the Hauts-de-France on Thursday, it will be better in Picardy than in Nord-Pas-de-Calais. (© Météo France)

The following days confirm this trend. Thursday, the weather will alternate between gray and light rain in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais , and with a little more sun in Picardy , but temperatures will stabilise. On Friday, the weather will be better throughout the region, but mercury will drop, especially in the land.

A drop in temperatures will take place Friday, despite the general improvement in the weather.
A drop in temperatures will take place Friday, despite the general improvement in the weather. (© Météo France)



In Normandy

In Normandy , in the coming days, temperatures are expected to drop by a few degrees, but the weather will remain essentially the same, with some rains near the coast and sun in the land.

In Normandy, Thursday will have mild weather, especially in the west of the region.
In Normandy, Thursday will have mild weather, especially in the west of the region. (© Météo France)

The coastline of Seine-Maritime should remain under the gray and drizzle for a few more days. The thermometer will come down near the 0 ° C mark by Friday, especially in Basse-Normandie.

On the other hand, on Friday, temperatures will have plummeted to 0 ° C in places.
On the other hand, on Friday, temperatures will have plummeted to 0 ° C in places. (© Météo France)

In Brittany

The UK will almost completely bathed in sunshine in the coming days! The coastline and the tip of Brittany are particularly well off, and will keep temperatures around 7 ° C on Thursday.

Brittany will be illuminated by the sun on Thursday
Brittany will be illuminated by the sun on Thursday

Friday, the weather will be just as lenient, despite the appearance of some clouds. On the other hand, the temperatures will be closer to 0 ° C, especially in the east of the region. Saturday, the mercury will rise in the morning before decreasing again in the afternoon.

In the Pays de la Loire

The Pays de la Loire should suffer the same fate as Brittany in the coming days, despite several gray clouds in the south of the region announced Thursday. They will be quickly dissipated in the afternoon. It will be between 4 and 5 ° C in all five departments.

The situation of the Pays de la Loire will be identical to that of Brittany, Thursday.
The situation of the Pays de la Loire will be identical to that of Brittany, Thursday. (© Météo France)

Same fate for Friday, with mild weather throughout the day, but a drop in temperatures over the entire region until 1 ° C . Same thing for the day of Saturday.

In Nouvelle Aquitaine

The sun will dominate in Nouvelle Aquitaine in the coming days. The thermometer will show up to 7 ° C, especially in the old Aquitaine.

The southwest will also benefit from the sun on Thursday.
The southwest will also benefit from the sun on Thursday. (© Météo France)

On the other hand, it will be necessary to be wary of the night from thursday to friday: the freezing fog will make its appearance in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques , and it will be able to make up to -3 ° C that night. During the day, the sun will return and the mercury will follow the general trend of the west coast, as well as for the day of Saturday.

After a brief freezing fog in the night from Thursday to Friday, the weather will improve but heat loss is expected.
After a brief freezing fog in the night from Thursday to Friday, the weather will improve but heat loss is expected. (© Météo France)

In Occitanie

Winter is still very mild for the moment in Occitanie , with a brilliant sun on the whole region and a thermometer that can climb from 10 to 12 ° C on the coast!

Occitanie will be the hottest region of France Thursday.
Occitanie will be the hottest region of France Thursday. (© Météo France)

However, on Friday, the region will not escape the widespread decline in temperatures. They will be between -1 and 3 ° C  in the land, and 4 to 6 ° C on the coast. The sky will be slightly veiled. On Saturday, Occitania will suffer the same fate as the rest of the country, with dry but cool weather.

The region will lose several degrees Friday.
The region will lose several degrees Friday. (© Météo France)



In the East

If the weather is rather mild for the whole country Thursday, it will be less the case in the East . The west of the region will be particularly concerned by the grisaille and a mixture of rain and snow could fall on the Bas-Rhin in the afternoon.

The weather looks cooler in the East on Thursday.
The weather looks cooler in the East on Thursday. (© Météo France)

Friday, the region will be one of the only where the mercury will stabilize compared to the previous day, since it is expected from 1 to 4 ° C on Thursday and Friday. Finally, caution in the night from Friday to Saturday, since flakes could also fall on the north of Meurthe-et-Moselle and Moselle.

The freshness of yesterday announces a stabilization of temperatures, Friday.
The freshness of yesterday announces a stabilization of temperatures, Friday. (© Météo France)

In Île-de-France

The sky will be slightly cloudy in Ile-de-France in the day of Thursday. It will be slightly cooler by a few degrees in Seine-et-Marne than in the other departments.

The weather will be dry in Île-de-France on Thursday.
The weather will be dry in Île-de-France on Thursday. (© Météo France)

However, the entire region will be housed in the same sign on the day of Friday, since it will be between 1 and 2 ° C everywhere.The weather will be the same in the day of Saturday.

In the Jura

The Jura will be entitled to the sun all day Thursday, but also to high enough low. They could even go below 0 ° C in altitude.

Friday, they will be negative in half of the department: up to -3 ° C. However, the sun will dominate despite some clouds present during the day. Finally, Saturday, the grisaille will take place gradually, before a very likely occurrence of snow all over the department.

On the other hand, the snow could be invited in the day of Saturday.
On the other hand, the snow could be invited in the day of Saturday. (© Météo France)

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