CHAMONIX VALLEY AND MONT-BLANC AREA WEATHER FORECAST


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ISSUED AT 08:05 FRIDAY JULY 3
VALID FROM : FRIDAY JULY 3 ‑‑ UNTIL : WEDNESDAY JULY 8 2015

GENERAL SYNOPSIS
High 1031 hpa over Lithuania this morning, linked to a hot air mass high up, drifting somewhat southeast and starting up to weakening by Saturday. Scorching heat rules the Alps and highs, more than ten degrees above seasonal averages, are getting close to the 37.2°C record of July 1983. Some fairly high cloud crossing over in the morning possibly triggering a light shower; some cumulus cloud growing over the massifs later. Yet, the afternoon thunderstorm risk will probably remain low until the end of the week‑end. It is however advisable to check it more precisely from day to day.
TODAY - FRIDAY JULY 3
Fairly sunny ‑ scorching heat ‑ possible light shower in the morning
SKY CONDITION : partly cloudy or cloudy at times early in the morning ‑ high cloud patches crossing over ‑ some cumulus cloud growing over the massifs in the afternoon. Period of sunshine close to 85%.
PRECIPITATION : possible local light shower in the morning, otherwise dry ‑ slight heat thunderstorm risk southward of the high massifs in the afternoon.
WIND - ground level : variable light in the morning ‑ light to moderate thermal breeze in the afternoon.
WIND - mid mountain : W ‑> SW light ‑ moderate thermal breeze in the afternoon.
WIND - high mountain : WSW light to moderate.
TEMPERATURE : low +14°C - high +35°C.
ISOTHERM 0°C : 4400 ‑> 4600 m.
ISOTHERM -10°C : 5700 ‑> 5800 m.
ROAD CONDITION  : @ 06:30, dry roadways.morelive precipitation radar over the Alps
OVERNIGHT
Partly cloudy ‑ almost warm
SKY CONDITION : partly cloudy ‑ high cloud crossing over.
PRECIPITATION : none.
WIND - aloft : WSW ‑> WNW light to moderate ‑ moderate at times.
TEMPERATURE : low +18°C.
SATURDAY JULY 4
Sunny ‑ very dry ‑ scorching heat
SKY CONDITION : clear or partly cloudy ‑ fairly high cloud early in the morning ‑ cumulus cloud over the massifs in the afternoon. Period of sunshine close to 90%.
PRECIPITATION : none northward of the high massifs ‑ isolated thunderstorm risk southward.
WIND - aloft : WNW ‑> W light to moderate.
TEMPERATURE : low +18 °C - high +36°C.
SUNDAY JULY 5
Sunny ‑ very dry ‑ scorching heat
SKY CONDITION : clear or partly cloudy ‑ some cumulus cloud over the massifs in the afternoon. Period of sunshine close to 90%.
PRECIPITATION : none.
WIND - aloft : W light to moderate ‑ WSW moderate.
TEMPERATURE : steady.
EXTENDED OUTLOOK UNTIL WEDNESDAY JULY 8 2015

Monday and Tuesday : fairly sunny ‑ sultry scorching heat ‑ afternoon heat thunderstorm risk. Wednesday : sluggish cold front possibly crossing over ‑ fairly sunny in the morning ‑ cloud patches crossing over in the afternoon with shower risk ‑ increasing westerly wind high up.

Forecast reliability : fairly good until Saturday ‑ poor thereafter.

ReportsAs a reminder, today in Chamonix, the sun rises at 05:47:16 and goes down at 21:26:18.
45.55 N 6.51 E - Altitude 1040 m
2 July 07:00
Temperature +14°C
Relative humidity 75%
Wind 0 km/h
Sea level pressure 1028 hpa - rising slowly
Pressure at 1042 m 905 mb
Precipitation last 6h 0.0 mm
Skies clear
Visibility 60000 m
Altitude 3845 m
2 July 07:00
Temperature +3°C
Wind W 10 km/h
Altitude 2250 m
2 July 06:00
Snow depth 0 cm
Wind 10 km/h
Gusts -- km/h
Temperature +16°C