After Bella, this is Filomena. This new polar storm is expected to hit the south of France from Saturday, arriving from Spain where it has already caused heavy snowfall on Friday, reports Nice morning.
High pressure conditions
“Anticyclonic conditions over northern Europe and low pressure conditions in the south are generating a very cold east / north-east flow over France,” this weekend, explains Météo-France.
Centered on Spain, where the red alert has already been triggered in part of the country on Friday, the storm will return to the Balearics before heading on Sunday to Sardinia and Italy. Temperature records have already been recorded, including -35.6 ° C in Leon in Spain.
The Pyrenees then the Mediterranean rim
In France, Filomena must touch Occitanie this Saturday, in particular the Landes, Roussillon, the Pyrénées-Orientales and the Aude: 10 to 20 cm of snow are expected in the Pyrenees from 800 meters, and up to 30 cm of snow on some peaks. Rain and snow should occur in the heights of Corsica.
Frosts and negative temperatures are to be expected from the Côte-d’Azur to Corsica.
Sunday, the storm will move towards the Mediterranean rim. Some snowflakes are to be expected in the Southern Alps and rain around the Gulf of Lion.