January 29, 2022

what will the weather be like for Christmas in the Southwest?

Snow at Christmas? Little chance that it will happen this year. Météo France is forecasting great weather for the weekend of December 25. While the week started with severe frosts, including in the plains, temperatures should be above seasonal norms for Christmas, around 3 to 4 ° C, says La Chaîne Météo.

Even if it will be a little cool in the morning in eastern France, with 2 ° C in Strasbourg in particular, the softness will be felt elsewhere with already 7 ° C in Paris, Le Havre and Lyon, 8 ° C in Montpellier , 9 ° C in Brest, 10 ° C in Marseille, Bastia and Nice, and up to 11 ° C in Biarritz.

A record in 1997

In the afternoon, the mercury will rise to 7 to 12 ° C in the northern half of the country, 11 to 17 ° C around the Mediterranean but in the South-West, with locally 18 ° C in the Basque Country and Béarn. However, we should not beat the record of December 25, 1997. That day, 21.2 ° C had been recorded in Socoa, in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques, 20.4 ° C in Dax, in the Landes, and 18.3 ° C in Bordeaux, reminds Météo France.

Good weather in the southwest

On the sky side, the weather should be the nicest in the Southwest. The cloudy veil will be very present along the Garonne and in the Landes on Saturday morning. But the high clouds could let the sun pass at times during the afternoon, warns Météo France.


The weather forecast for Saturday in the Southwest.

Meteo France

Elsewhere in France, the gray sky is accompanied by a little rain towards Hauts-de-France, Grand-est, Franche-Comté or over Brittany, Cotentin and western Pays de la Loire. The weather will be drier in Île-de-France and Center-Val-de-Loire.

Around the Mediterranean, the cloud cover is also impressive, with there also a little rain expected over Provence, the Côte d’Azur and Corsica. It will snow lightly in Savoie and Haute-Savoie and Isère above 1800 m, while precipitation is more continuous in the southern Alps with a rain-snow limit around 2000 m.