By Quentin Marais
The weather had booked a mid-June scorchingpunctuated by a historic red alert in Haute-Garonne. For the past few days, many models have been relayed on social networks, suggesting that the long weekend of July 14 will also be very, very hot. What does Meteo France say?
The models get carried away
This first weekend of July saw Twitter get a little carried away, with several maps of France turning red, even pink. These discounts are established on mid-July, and even give, for the day of Monday 18, discounts up to 47 degrees in Gironde, and between 44 and 45 in Toulouse and in Haute-Garonne.
“The scenario should be put into perspective, but this modeling once again pushed back the field of possibilities“exclaims meteorologist Stéven Tual. “Fortunately the deadline is far away, but I repeat, second half of July at risk“, warns, meanwhile, Anthony Grillon, founder of Météo Contact.
Météo France does not deny it, but…
Parity Toulouse news, Météo France wanted to calm things down. “We will not make any particular comments. On the impression that it is sports betting… But at 15 days, the deadline is too far. Each model has its scenario. The weather models are accessible to the general public, from which now everyone can get their info…”
“We do not deny: we apply our rule which applies to any kind of phenomenon, be it heat waves, storms or snow for example. When we see like this on the networks, weather enthusiasts who draw a conclusion to From a single model, we said no, we have to wait for things to be more concrete, precise, to be able to draw a definitive conclusion. If we have something, we will talk about it.
“Impossible to have such fine precision”
On the side of Météo France, it is also a surprise. “On the releases of models on social networks, we see the values by city almost… But it is not possible to have such fine precision with such a distant deadline. It is really to embark on a somewhat soapy track. »
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