List of extreme temperatures in France

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High temperature[edit]

Temperature Location Date Recorded References
46.0 °C (114.8 °F) Verargues, Hérault June 28, 2019

[1]

45.9 °C (114.6 °F) Gallargues-le-Montueux, Gard June 28, 2019 [2][3]
45.4 °C (113.7 °F) Villevieille, Gard June 28, 2019 [2]
45.1 °C (113.2 °F) Marsillargues, Hérault June 28, 2019 [2]
44.6 °C (112.3 °F) Saint-Chamas, Bouches-du-Rhône June 28, 2019 [2]
44.5 °C (112.1 °F) Varages, Var June 28, 2019 [2]
44.4 °C (111.9 °F) Nîmes, Gard June 28, 2019 [2]
44.4 °C (111.9 °F) Peyrolles-en-Provence, Bouches-du-Rhône June 28, 2019 [2]
44.3 °C (111.7 °F) Carpentras, Vaucluse June 28, 2019 [2]
44.3 °C (111.7 °F) Moules-et-Baucels, Hérault June 28, 2019 [2]
44.3 °C (111.7 °F) Vinon-sur-Verdon, Var June 28, 2019 [2]
44.3 °C (111.7 °F) Istres, Bouches-du-Rhône June 28, 2019 [2]
44.1 °C (111.4 °F) Conqueyrac, Gard August 12, 2003 [4]
44.1 °C (111.4 °F) Saint-Christol-lès-Alès, Gard August 12, 2003 [4]
44 °C (111 °F) Montpellier airport Frejorgue, Hérault June 28, 2019 [5]
44 °C (111 °F) Toulouse, Haute-Garonne August 8, 1923 [6]
43.9 °C (111.0 °F) Brignoles, Var June 28, 2019 [7]
43.9 °C (111.0 °F) Entrecasteaux, Var July 7, 1982 [8]
43.7 °C (110.7 °F) Saint-Andiol, Bouches-du-Rhône August 4, 2003 [9]
43.7 °C (110.7 °F) Le Blanc, Indre August 1, 1947
43.5 °C (110.3 °F) Uzes, Gard June 28, 2019
43.4 °C (110.1 °F) Salon de Provence, Bouches-du-Rhône June 28, 2019
43.4 °C (110.1 °F) Sartène, Corse-du-Sud July 23, 2009
43.2 °C (109.8 °F) Broût-Vernet, Allier July 13, 1983
43.1 °C (109.6 °F) Chusclan, Gard August 12, 2003
43.1 °C (109.6 °F) Decize, Nièvre August 11, 2003 [10]
43 °C (109 °F) Cazals, Lot August 4, 2003
43 °C (109 °F) Léon, Landes June 30, 1968
42.8 °C (109.0 °F) Avignon, Vaucluse June 28, 2019
42.8 °C (109.0 °F) Montpellier, Hérault July 19, 1904
42.7 °C (108.9 °F) Figari, Corse-du-Sud August 4, 2017
42.7 °C (108.9 °F) Le Cannet, Alpes-Maritimes July 12, 1982
42.6 °C (108.7 °F) Orange, Vaucluse August 12, 2003
42.5 °C (108.5 °F) Mont-de-Marsan, Landes August 1, 1947
42.5 °C (108.5 °F) Saint-Raphaël, Var July 30, 1983
42.4 °C (108.3 °F) Paris, Île-de-France July 25, 2019 [2]
42.4 °C (108.3 °F) Perpignan, Pyrénées-Orientales June 28, 2019 [2]
42.3 °C (108.1 °F) Grospierres, Ardeche June 27, 2019 [11]
42.3 °C (108.1 °F) Hyères, Var July 10, 1982
42.3 °C (108.1 °F) Montgivray, Indre August 18, 2012
42.2 °C (108.0 °F) Le Luc, Var August 5, 2017
42.2 °C (108.0 °F) Château-Arnoux-Saint-Auban, Alpes de Haute Provence June 28, 2019
42.2 °C (108.0 °F) Châteauroux, Indre August 9, 1923
42.1 °C (107.8 °F) Montclus, Gard August 21, 2012
42 °C (108 °F) Aix en Provence, Bouches-du-Rhône June 28, 2019 [2]
42 °C (108 °F) Paray-le-Monial, Saône-et-Loire July 27, 1983
42 °C (108 °F) Bergerac, Dordogne July 27, 1947
42 °C (108 °F) Bergerac, Dordogne July 12, 1949
42 °C (108 °F) Grospierres June 27, 2019
42 °C (108 °F) Ponte Leccia, Haute-Corse July 27, 1998
41.9 °C (107.4 °F) Sisteron, Alpes de Haute Provence June 28, 2019 [11]
41.9 °C (107.4 °F) Saint-Julien-de-Peyrolas, Gard June 27, 2019 [11]
41.8 °C (107.2 °F) Gourdon, Lot August 4, 2003 [12]
41.8 °C (107.2 °F) Montauban, Tarn-et-Garonne August 4, 2003 [12]
41.8 °C (107.2 °F) Figari, Corse-du-Sud August 3, 2017
41.6 °C (106.9 °F) Carpentras, Vaucluse July 26, 1983
41.6 °C (106.9 °F) Chaumont, Haute-Marne July 28, 1921
41.5 °C (106.7 °F) Châtillon-sur-Seine, Côte-d'Or August 19, 2012
41.5 °C (106.7 °F) Aubenas, Ardeche June 27, 2019 [11]
41.4 °C (106.5 °F) Laragne-Montéglin, Hautes Alpes June 28, 2019
41.4 °C (106.5 °F) Digne les Bains, Alpes de Haute Provence June 28, 2019
41.4 °C (106.5 °F) Angoulême, Charente August 8, 1923

Low Temperatures[edit]

Temperature Location Date Recorded
−41 °C (−42 °F) Mouthe, Doubs January 17, 1985
−39.5 °C (−39.1 °F) Combsfroide, Doubs January 17, 1985
−39 °C (−38 °F) Chapelle-des-Bois, Doubs January 17, 1985
−37 °C (−35 °F)[13] Saint-Dié, Vosges December 10, 1879
−36.7 °C (−34.1 °F) Mouthe, Doubs January 13, 1968
−35 °C (−31 °F) Gelles, Puy-de-Dôme February 14, 1929
−35 °C (−31 °F) Mouthe, Doubs January 3, 1971
−33 °C (−27 °F)[13] Langres, Haute-Marne December 10, 1879
−32 °C (−26 °F) Pontarlier, Doubs ?[14]
−32 °C (−26 °F) Le Russey, Doubs ?[14]
−31.9 °C (−25.4 °F) Pierrefontaine-les-Varans, Doubs ?[14]
−31 °C (−24 °F) Granges-Sainte-Marie, Doubs January 2, 1971
−31 °C (−24 °F) Lempdes, Puy-de-Dôme February 14, 1929
−31 °C (−24 °F) Chamonix, Haute-Savoie January 1, 1905
−30 °C (−22 °F) Morbier, Jura January 13, 1968
−30 °C (−22 °F)[13] Nancy, Meurthe-et-Moselle December 8, 1879
−28 °C (−18 °F) Mont Aigoual, Gard February 10, 1956
−28 °C (−18 °F)[13] Orléans, Loiret December 10, 1879
−27.1 °C (−16.8 °F) Grenoble, Rhône-Alpes January 3, 1971
−26.9 °C (−16.4 °F) Ambérieu-en-Bugey, Ain January 23, 1963
−26.9 °C (−16.4 °F) Vichy, Allier January 5, 1971
−26.6 °C (−15.9 °F) Commercy, Meuse December 8, 1879
−26 °C (−15 °F)[15] Épinal, Vosges December 8, 1879
−26 °C (−15 °F) Gien, Loiret December 9, 1879
−25.9 °C (−14.6 °F) Luxeuil-les-Bains, Haute-Saône January 16, 1966
−25.8 °C (−14.4 °F)[15] Limoges, Haute-Vienne January 18, 1893
−25.8 °C (−14.4 °F)[13] Saint-Maur-des-Fossés, Val-de-Marne December 10, 1879
−25.6 °C (−14.1 °F) Saint-Étienne, Loire January 4, 1971
−25.4 °C (−13.7 °F) Luxeuil-les-Bains, Haute-Saône February 2, 1954
−25.2 °C (−13.4 °F) Luxeuil-les-Bains, Haute-Saône January 13, 1968
−25.2 °C (−13.4 °F) Romilly-sur-Seine, Aube January 6, 1971
−25.2 °C (−13.4 °F) Troyes, Aube January 6, 1971
−25 °C (−13 °F) Nevers, Nièvre January 9, 1985
−25 °C (−13 °F) Troyes, Aube February 21, 1956
−24.8 °C (−12.6 °F) Nancy, Meurthe-et-Moselle February 21, 1956
−24 °C (−11 °F)[15] Gillancourt, Haute-Marne January 18, 1893
−24 °C (−11 °F) Vichy, Allier February 5, 1963
−23.9 °C (−11.0 °F) Paris Montsouris December 10, 1879
−23.7 °C (−10.7 °F) Besançon, Doubs ?[14]
−23.2 °C (−9.8 °F) Strasbourg, Bas-Rhin January 2, 1971

Overseas departments and regions extremes[edit]

Region Extreme Maximum Extreme Minimum
Temperature Location Temperature Location
Guadeloupe 35.8 °C (96.4 °F) Vieux-Habitants 12.2 °C (54.0 °F) Saint-Claude
Guyane 37 °C (99 °F) Maripasoula 5 °C (41 °F) Saül
Martinique 37 °C (99 °F) Saint-Pierre 12 °C (54 °F) Fonds-Saint-Denis
Mayotte 37.8 °C (100.0 °F) Dzaoudzi 13.9 °C (57.0 °F) Dzaoudzi
Réunion 36.9 °C (98.4 °F) Le Port −4 °C (25 °F) Plaine des Cafres

Overseas collectivities[edit]

Collectivity Extreme Maximum Extreme Minimum
Temperature Location Temperature Location
French Polynesia 37.8 °C (100.0 °F) Atuona 8 °C (46 °F) Tubuai
New Caledonia 39.9 °C (103.8 °F) Bouloupari 2.3 °C (36.1 °F) Bourail
Saint Barthélemy 35.2 °C (95.4 °F) Gustavia 15.6 °C (60.1 °F) Gustavia
Saint Martin 36.4 °C (97.5 °F) Orléans 17 °C (63 °F) Orléans
Saint Pierre and Miquelon 28.4 °C (83.1 °F) Saint-Pierre −22.5 °C (−8.5 °F) Saint-Pierre
Wallis and Futuna 34.9 °C (94.8 °F) Maopoopo, Futuna 17.5 °C (63.5 °F) Hihifo, Wallis

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Meteo France. "C'est officiel : on a atteint les 46 °C en France en juin". www.meteofrance.fr. Retrieved 19 July 2019..
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "Record absolu de chaleur battu : 45,9 °C dans le Gard, du jamais vu en France". www.meteofrance.fr.
  3. ^ "Infoclimat". www.facebook.com.
  4. ^ a b à 07h00, Par Clément LesaffreLe 20 juillet 2016 (20 July 2016). "La France des records : 44,1 °C dans le Gard". leparisien.fr.
  5. ^ "Météo Hérault". www.facebook.com.
  6. ^ "Canicule : retour sur les records de chaleur en France". Planet. 2 August 2013.
  7. ^ "Météo-Varoise". www.facebook.com.
  8. ^ "Canicule : retour sur les records de chaleur en France". Planet. 2 August 2013.
  9. ^ Malphettes, Stéphane; Linternaute.com, Mis à jour le 02/12/10 00:00. "Les records de chaleur en France". www.linternaute.com.
  10. ^ "Nièvre.fr". nievre.fr.
  11. ^ a b c d "Meteo France Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved 28 June 2019.
  12. ^ a b "France: records de chaleur battus : Toulouse, Bordeaux, Limoges et Montauban". french.peopledaily.com.cn.
  13. ^ a b c d e "hiver 1879 - Meteo Paris - Le premier site météo pour Paris et l'île-de-France". www.meteo-paris.com.
  14. ^ a b c d "Météo Jura - Franche Comté - Prévisions gratuites - Previsions meteo jura, haut jura 39 - Climat - Climat du Doubs". jura.meteo01.fr.
  15. ^ a b c "les hivers du 19eme Siecle et la photographie". www.meteopassion.com.

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