The essentials As of this Friday morning, tens of centimeters of snow are expected in the Pyrenees from a height of 500 meters. In the past few days, temperatures have cooled in the southwest.
On the eve of spring, winter is back! Heavy snowfall is expected on the foothills of the Pyrenees this Friday morning. The snow must fall for part of the day as the disturbance from the north is blocked in the Pyrenees. Snow is also forecast for the north of Aveyron.
The first snowflakes were expected last night in the Pyrenees from 500 to 600 meters above sea level. The snow that clings to the ground could make traffic conditions in the valleys difficult. 5 to 10 cm of snow are expected at a height of 800 meters and 15 to 20 cm at 1,500 meters on the slopes that are exposed to the northeast wind, says La Chaîne Météo. With the exception of Capcir, the Pyrénées-Orientales will be less affected, explains Météo Pyrénées.
We have reported to you about the risk of #snow in the plain for the night from Thursday to Friday: This risk is confirmed, but corrected downwards: You shouldn’t be hindered in your movements ud83d ude97 On the other hand, the north wind will get up and the #fold is biting: will we talk about it again? pic.twitter.com/TzwVPqVWD2
– The weather channel (@lachainemeteo) March 17, 2021
When the weather in the former Midi-Pyrénées region rains this Friday morning, the clearings return during the day. Glades around the Mediterranean are announced throughout the day. Only the Pyrenees keep the weather cold, stuffy and covered in snow all day.
Snowfall is announced throughout the day. The slack is expected at the beginning of the night from Friday to Saturday.
The traffic involved
These low snowfalls have an impact on traffic conditions. To find out more about the state of the road network, managed by the departmental council of each department, visit the road information points of Ariège, Hautes-Pyrénées, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Haute-Garonne and France. ‘Aveyron.
As La Chaîne Météo reminds us, snowfall on the plains in the second half of March is no exception. However, the phenomenon is rarer than it was a few years ago. The last time the snow was on the ground on March 18-19 was 2018, from Île-de-France to Normandy, Charente and Provence.
The cold is back
Before the snow returned, the temperatures in the southwest had cooled off for a few days. For this Friday Météo France has announced minimum temperatures of 1 ° C in Rodez, 3 ° C in Tarbes, Foix, Albi and Castres, 4 ° C in Toulouse, Agen, Cahors, Pau and Carcassonne and 5 ° C in Montauban and Auch. This Friday afternoon, 5 ° C in Foix, 6 ° C in Tarbes and Rodez, 7 ° C in Castres and Pau, 8 ° C in Toulouse, 9 ° C in Montauban, Cahors, Auch, Albi and Carcassonne and 10 ° C are expected ° C in Agen.