CHAMONIX VALLEY AND MONT-BLANC AREA WEATHER FORECAST


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ISSUED AT 07:50 SATURDAY JULY 22
VALID FROM : SATURDAY JULY 22 ‑‑ UNTIL : THURSDAY JULY 27 2017

GENERAL SYNOPSIS
Surface pressure field featuring median value with loose gradient, Mediterranean to Alps. • Low 999 hpa, Ireland, filling slowly while drifting east, then southeast. • Resulting southwesterly stream is warm, humid and unstable. • Sunny this Saturday morning, then thundery activity will resume in the afternoon, possibly causing heavy thunderstorm passing, locally, towards the evening. • Further outlook remains uncertain in detail, but global evolution should lead to a fairly active cold front passing on Monday, likely to causing gloomy condition, moreover unseasonably cool.
TODAY - SATURDAY JULY 22
Fair sunny spell, then cloudy and warm with trend toward thunderstorm ‑ windy high up
SKY CONDITION : remaining cloud patches sticking to summits by dawn ‑ becoming partly cloudy ‑ increasing cloud over the massifs in the afternoon leading to overcast skies later. Period of sunshine close to 55%.
PRECIPITATION : thundery shower or thunderstomr towards the end of the afternoon, locally fairly heavy ‑ rain‑snow limit towards 3600 m, dropping.
WIND - ground level : SW light ‑ light to moderate at times towards the middle of the day.
WIND - mid mountain : SW light to moderate ‑ moderate at times.
WIND - high mountain : SW moderate to strong.
TEMPERATURE : low +11°C - high +24°C.
ISOTHERM 0°C : 3900 m.
ISOTHERM -10°C : 5600 ‑> 5500 m.
OVERNIGHT
Thunderstorm trend, then shy improvement before dawn ‑ strong wind high up
SKY CONDITION : mostly cloudy to overcast ‑ becoming cloudy with clear spells later.
PRECIPITATION : thunderstorm breaking out randomly will continue to quickly crossing over the Region from the southwest until the middle of the night at least ‑ rain‑snow limit dropping towards 3300 m.
WIND - aloft : SW moderate to strong ‑> WSW strong.
TEMPERATURE : low +11°C.
SUNDAY JULY 23
Partly sunny ‑ warm in the afternoon ‑ windy high up
SKY CONDITION : cloudy with sunny spells ‑ spreading for a short while towards noon ‑ at times mostly cloudy in the afternoon. Period of sunshine close to 50%.
PRECIPITATION : probably none.
WIND - aloft : WSW strong ‑> W moderate to strong.
TEMPERATURE : low +11 °C - high +23°C.
MONDAY JULY 24
Cold front crossing over the area will cause gloomy Monday
SKY CONDITION : mostly cloudy to overcast ‑ few fleeting sunny spells likely. Period of sunshine close to 20%.
PRECIPITATION : intermittent, light to moderate ‑ rain‑snow limit towards 3000 m, dropping suddenly towards 2400 m in the middle of the day.
WIND - aloft : W moderate ‑> WNW moderate to strong.
TEMPERATURE : +10+17.
EXTENDED OUTLOOK UNTIL THURSDAY JULY 27 2017

Tuesday : often mainly cloudy with some showers ‑ fleeting sunny spells ‑ cooler than average ‑ fairly strong NW high up at times. Wednesday : partly sunny ‑ cumulus cloud growing over the massifs in the afternoon ‑ getting slightly milder. Thursday : changeable ‑ fair sunny spells, then mainly cloudy with shower risk ‑ strong W high up at times. Very uncertain.

Forecast reliability : poor.

ReportsAs a reminder, today in Chamonix, the sun rises at 06:04:36 and goes down at 21:13:25.
45.55 N 6.51 E - Altitude 1040 m
July 22 07:00
Temperature +11°C
Relative humidity 88%
Wind 0 km/h
Sea level pressure 1017 hpa - falling slowly
Pressure at 1042 m 900 mb
Precipitation last 6h 0.3 mm
Skies cloudy
Visibility 60000 m
Altitude 3845 m
July 22 07:00
Temperature -1°C
Wind SW 35 km/h
Altitude 2250 m
July 22 05:00
Snow depth 0 cm
Wind 20 km/h
Gusts 35 km/h
Temperature +8°C