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The precipitation that France has just experienced is “characteristic of tropical rains”, according to Météo France | Climates Changes

On hold the end of hostilities , promised by Météo France for Wednesday 13 June, France continued to live to the rhythm of storms and floods with 24 departments on orange alert, Tuesday 12 June in the morning. This situation caused serious disruptions on the roads, especially in Île-de-France where over 500 kilometers of traffic jams were recorded shortly after 8 am. A RER also derailed following a rain-induced landslide.

A situation awesome , where the rainfall observed in France is the same characteristics of tropical rains , estimated François Jobard, meteorologist of Météo France interviewed by France info.

We do not have the final values ​​yet, but we have already measured 78 mm of rain in 24 hours at the Paris-Montsouris meteorological station, he clarified. This is a record for a month of June, especially as it continued to rain. The previous record dates back to June 24, 1960, with 58 millimeters. We also have an even more exceptional situation in Orly, where the historical record has been broken, all months combined: the previous was 66mm on 24 August 1987, and this time we will be at least 70mm.

On Monday we had a severe thunderstorm, during which 36 millimeters of rain fell in an hour, He continued. It is very rare and rather characteristic of tropical rains. But this situation does not exist only in Île-de-France: wherever we have seen sudden floods in recent weeks, we have been able to perceive rains of this type, lasting and sustained for part of the night. .

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