We had a fairly hot day yesterday, and we had some back in May too. But here's the reality about our weather here in Saint-Aignan. We seem to be having one of those co-called "Loire Valley summers."
- The average daily high temperature in the first part of June is 68ºF. By the end of June and in early July, the average high is up to 75.
- This year, we had 20 days in June when the high temperature didn't break 75, and on 12 of those days the high was 70 or lower.
- The average morning low temperature in early June is 50ºF. By late June and early July, the morning low averages out to 55.
- This year, we had 18 mornings in June when the low temperature was below 50. There were two mornings when the temperature was in the mid-30sF.
- We had only 3 mornings in June when the low temperature was above 60. There were very few mornings when we could go out without putting on long pants and a jacket.
Temperatures on French maps are in centigrade. See the chart on the sidebar for F equivalents.
Predictions for Saint-Aignan today are temperatures in in the upper 80s. But tomorrow's high is predicted to be around 75º, with showers. We've had very few days so far when the weather has discouraged us from baking things like bread or gratins (casseroles) in a hot oven.
So different from our weather this year. We're having far more hot days than normal...Weeks when most days were in the 90s. Luckily it has not gone too long without rain. I hope you do not have too many days which are too hot. But perhaps a little warmer than you have been having would be nice.ReplyDelete
Walt said this morning that it's nice to have some hot days but not too many, especially not in a row. When it's hot for more than 3 or 4 days, the house really heats up and becomes uncomfortable, since we don't have AC. Of course, when the average temperature in 75F, it makes you wonder why you would need AC.Delete
Why is that southern island included? It is not something I have ever thought about but because of it being close to Italy and Sardinia I suppose I assumed Corsica was Italian, but no it is French. Corsica even sounds Italian. Clearly my European history and geographic knowledge is deficient.ReplyDelete
It's called la Corse in French. I don't know the history. Why did it become French? Napoleon came from there.Delete
Yeah, I have a vague memory of the Corsican, Napoleon. Interesting, yes?Delete
Spending so much of the summer in the UK reminds us why we prefer to be in France - the weather!ReplyDelete
We had May in March, June in April with some lovely warm weather. It started to go downhill in June and July has been more like March so far - cool and wet!
June here was wet and chilly, with short-lived hot spells at the beginning and again at the end of the month. You didn't miss much. Forecasts say that July will be better.Delete
Your weather is all over the place lol. The US east coast has had 90 degree days in CT and MA, while southern California until recently was in the 60s. June gloom as they say.ReplyDelete
On average the weather here reminds me of SF weather. It's a little more variable in summer, with more hot days but usually not that many in a row, and then very gray and damp from November to April or even June. It's hot this afternoon (29C/85F) in the loft, but bearable. We're bracing for the gray and comparative chill here tomorrow. We got a good amount of work done outdoors this morning before the settled in.Delete