DeepL.Corsican weather: Why was it so cold?
PLB on Wednesday 30 September 2020 at 13:46
It will not have escaped to anybody, our island has known a rather cold episode last weekend. Besides the wind, rain and thunderstorms, the maximum temperatures took on a winter color. This caused a deep depression over Europe and a high pressure system over the near Atlantic.
Corsica was particularly affected on September 26th and 27th, its summits having whitened prematurely!
"In Bastia, the drop was impressive" underlines Patrick Rebillout, director of the Meteo France Center in Ajaccio, "We recorded the lowest maxi for a month of September since 1955: 15.7 degrees on September 27th against 16.6 on September 29th 1955. The other weather stations are not to be outdone: 16.6 degrees in Ventiseri while the previous record was 17.1 on September 19th 1977.
In Marignana, 15 degrees against 16.4 in 2010, 10.1 in Bastelica against 12.9 in 2016, 11 in Bocognano against the previous record was 12.5 in 2007, 12.2 in Castirla against 16 in 1996. And the examples can be multiplied".
Although temperatures have since gradually and slowly recovered, they are still 2 or 3 degrees below seasonal averages.
We will have to wait until the middle of next week to return to near-normal autumn values. Until then, the water will have time to flow under the ... clouds. Next weekend will be rather gloomy!
Météo corse : Pourquoi a-t-il fait aussi froid ?