A month of June marked by record heat, an early heat wave and strong stormy episodes. According to data from La Chaîne Météo, there is only one day without the slightest storm in June: the 10th, as well as four exceptionally stormy days against 2 in May. Thus, this month could be the month of June with the most lightning strikes since 1989, the year in which the surveys began. “The current cumulative number of cloud-to-ground lightning strikes is indeed 131,722 impacts and is approaching the June 1993 record of 172,600 lightning strikes”, summarizes the site specializing in meteorology.

In the afternoon and evening of Wednesday June 22, 2022, new thunderstorms should break out over a large part of France. Thunder and lightning will be particularly important “on an axis going from the Pays de la Loire, to the Center, Auvergne, Rhône-Alpes, Burgundy and Franche-Comté”, specifies the forecaster. They could be accompanied by floods, or heavy hailstorms.

At the origin of these stormy degradations, the territory is under the influence of a cold drop “which was centered in the north of Portugal on Tuesday and will shift again towards the Bay of Biscay on Wednesday”, the stormiest day of the week. Despite a drop in temperatures across the country, the nights will still be quite heavy in some departments that you can find in our slideshow below. The information provided is based on Météo France forecasts for Wednesday June 22 at 2 p.m., for the night of Thursday June 23 to Friday June 24, 2022.