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Country meta data

  FRANCE


Availability of station meta data

Out of 191 stations,

- all stations have coordinates

- all stations have elevation

- no station has a description of land use

- no station has a specified soil type

- 9 stations have a surface cover description

- no station has additional remarks

- 36 stations have a picture of the measurement location

Available series

An overview of all available daily series for stations in FRANCE can be found in the Data dictionary.

Participants who provided data for this country

Name

Affiliation

City, country

# Series

Jean-Michel Soubeyroux

Meteo-France

Toulouse, France

99 %

EMULATE project

Climatic Research Unit

Norwich, United kingdom

< 1 %

Record highs and lows

Lowest minimum temperature

10 Feb 1956

   Puy de Dome MN

-27.3

°C

Highest minimum temperature

14 Aug 2003

   Calvi

29.8

°C

Lowest maximum temperature

2 Feb 1956

   Puy de Dome MN

-22.6

°C

Highest maximum temperature

23 Jul 2009

   Figari

43.0

°C

Highest precipitation amount

29 Sep 2014

   Montpellier-Aeroport

299.5

mm

Homogeneity test results

The table below shows the number of stations classified as either "Useful" or "Doubtful" (left number) in relation to the total number of station series having sufficient data (right number) for segments of the blended series at each station within fixed time periods. A description of the homogeneity tests that have been applied is given in Project Info > ATBD.

Cloud cover

Precipitation

Pressure

Temperature

Humidity

Wind

Sunshine

1851-2016

5 / 7

0 / 5

1901-1950

9 / 13

0 / 5

1901-2016

37 / 40

5 / 32

1951-1978

121 / 123

7 / 7

77 / 106

7 / 7

1951-2016

127 / 132

5 / 6

51 / 118

5 / 7

1979-2016

133 / 133

69 / 133

Extreme events affecting FRANCE

- Severe winter storms in Western Europe, Winter 1999

- Heat wave in Central and Western Europe, Summer 2003

- Heat and drought in Southern Europe, Summer 2005

- Mild winter of 2007

- Flash floods in Central Europe, Spring 2008

- Cold in Central and Western Europe, Winter 2009

- Cold in Europe, Winter 2010

- Severe winter storm in Europe: Xynthia, Winter 2010

Feedback and contact information

ECA&D Project Team
Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute (KNMI)

P.O. Box 201
3730 AE De Bilt
The Netherlands
e-mail: eca@knmi.nl
fax: + 31 30 2204614