Difficult to escape the rain at the start of summer in France.
Since 1959, in France, only two beginnings of summer have been more humid than these months of June and July 2021 with their 187 mm of precipitation: the year 1987 holds the record with 204 mm of precipitation and 1992, neck and neck. with 2021, showing 188 mm.
The phenomenon is general throughout Western Europe.
The precipitations, sometimes intense, follow one another.
In some European countries, impressive and even apocalyptic scenes have been filmed.
Landslides, railway lines or roads under water, evacuated inhabitants, the images show dramatic floods in Belgium, Germany, England and even recently in Italy.
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Floods and landslides around Lake Como in Italy
The human toll is heavy with more than 200 deaths in Europe. The floods also caused damage in Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Switzerland. A meteorological phenomenon, the “Cold Drop” is partly responsible for these floods. François Gourand, forecaster at Météo France returns for us on the phenomenon and on the way in which climate change can influence precipitation. Watch her video interview.