We are currently witnessing yet another wave of mildness that is sweeping France this winter. Christmas has indeed witnessed in some departments temperatures rising to almost 20°C! This New Year’s Eve weekend is no exception to the trend: indeed, minimum temperatures will be between 4°C and 9°C in the north and between 8°C and 13°C in the south, as reports BFMTV. Enough to explode the scores! 2022 would be the hottest year in France since the beginning of reliable temperature readings, i.e. 1947.

For the first days of January, the overall trend is rainy and mild. The sky will clear somewhat from January 7. The vagaries of temperature that we are experiencing at the start of winter, in particular repeated periods of mild weather, are apparently part of a pattern that has been repeated for several years…

Indeed, apart from Christmas 2020, which was marked by a slight drop in the thermometer, we have been witnessing an almost continuous series of very, even too mild Christmases since the beginning of the 2010s. The cause of this trend very marked? Global warming.

While episodes of frost and snow are not totally absent from weather reports, they are becoming increasingly rare, all the more so when we consider the season as a whole, or when we compare it to temperatures dating 30 or 40 years ago.

Find below the 19 departments in which the sun will be felt at the beginning of January.