After the coldest winter in 40 years, the Riviera just hit the hottest May in 70 years… only to have June start, literally, with a bang: thunder, lightning, hail stones and torrential rains! Do these extreme swings point to a summer heat wave? Meteo-France says that the probability of a scorcher is high, especially since this year’s average temperature for May was 19.6°C (67°F), and in May 2003 (…the year the killer heat wave hastened the deaths of 15,000 old people in France) it was only 19.1°C (66°F).
But of course anything could happen, and Meteo-France emphasises that they really can only predict 10 days out with any accuracy (and here in Nice even that is a stretch). In any case, it might not be a bad idea to pick up a fan or two now, before the potential canicule is upon us and everything sells out in a weekend!
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