Weather News: February school holidays: good weather – METEO CONSULT – 15-DAY DETAILED WEATHER FORECASTS

The February school holidays start this weekend and you can leave early on Thursday. Regardless of your destination, mountain, sea or countryside, the weather is especially important during this winter period, especially since the forecast for this February has changed quite a bit. Here, so far, are the first trends to emerge for this weekend and the first week.

School holidays for zone A start this weekend, while zone C will close on March 5. Therefore, at this time of the year, when we are slowly moving towards spring, there is a large amplitude of weather that causes large weather fluctuations. This is especially noticeable in the mountains, where skiers may have good snow conditions at the beginning of the holiday, but not necessarily when it is milder. On that note, what’s in store for those of you who may have chosen to leave without waiting this weekend.

A weekend under the sign of an anticyclone

The news is good for those who are the first to go on vacation now weekend then, at least for the first week. Although an uncomfortable and rainy February is predicted at first, this is the outlook postponed until at least the 10ththis should be clarified later.

But initially, the anticyclone is guaranteed to return to our country from Friday. Therefore, you can plan an incident-free trip even to winter sports resorts that will have time to clear the roads if there is no new snow. In the massifs, you can find snowy landscapes at an altitude of 1000-1200 m, because a very weak melting will not damage the beautiful snow cover that now covers all our mountains. In addition, you will reach high altitude resorts under the generous sun, even if it is in the plains, you sometimes risk driving under gray and hazy skies.

Sun in the mountains and gray spots in the plains

one winter anticyclone often synonymous with low and foggy clouds, this grayness that has accompanied us for so long in recent days. But a light northeasterly flow will blow this weekend and could still break up the clouds. This will certainly be at the expense of the persistence of the moderate mistral and tramontana in our mountains, but also in the sea in the Atlantic arc and in the southeast. Gray may be more persistent in the north-east and central regions, as is often the case, and locally along the Channel and in the foothills of the Pyrenees.

As for temperatures, they will drop again with the return of a small northeast flow, becoming seasonal again with fairly generalized morning frosts. This development is good news for maintaining beautiful snowpack and snowball operations at all elevations.

Good weather for the first week of the holiday

Contrary to initial forecasts, this weather condition is very good news for vacationers. Indeed, in the first ten days of February, calm weather conditions will be maintained, the temperature will be almost seasonal, and it will allow snow to be stored in the mountains. At sea, you will also have very pleasant weather, suitable for walking on the sand and even lazing in the sun, because the wind will be light. Very pleasant conditions will be created for walking and breathing fresh air in rural areas. This type of weather, anticyclonic, will still continue with some of the usual negative aspects of this season: low and foggy clouds often in the morning in the plains and valleys, struggling to disperse in places. In Languedoc-Roussillon, the persistence of mild mistral and tramontana is not always very pleasant. Then around the 10th, depending on the strength of our anticyclone, a return of cloud is possible along the Channel coast. In the mountains, the blue sky and the sun will last for a long time. Admittedly, there is no fresh snow in the forecast, but the current thick coat will continue without a problem, especially due to the overnight freeze and fairly moderate thaw.

Finally, we remember that this February school holidays are announced under the best protection, at least for the first ten days. The winter sports resorts are all covered in snow and will stay that way until Christmas. Looking ahead, the weather is expected to change slightly between February 10th and 15th, which we will confirm in a future update on Friday.

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