Snow has fallen early in the year in the Alps and the Pyrenees. According to the French, fell at an altitude of 1,300 meters BFMTV Friday the first snow in the Pyrenees.
The channel reports on Saturday that the snowfall in the Alps and Pyrenees in September is particularly early, but not unique. At the end of August, 15 centimeters of snow fell in the Swiss Alps in a short time. That snow only lingered for a while due to an overlying warm front.
The French department of Savoie in the Alps had to deal with about 30 centimeters of snow on Saturday. Later in the day, the southern French department of Hautes-Pyrénées and the Spanish Basque Country may also fall about 30 centimeters.
The mountains in the Swiss, Italian and Austrian Alps are also not spared this weekend. In Tyrol, for example, according to weather models, up to 50 centimeters of snow can fall on Saturday and Sunday. On images can be seen that there is already a lot of snow there on Saturday.
In the Central Alpine massif in France, it is expected that about 2 to 3 centimeters of snow will fall on Monday. It is the first time in fifty years that snow has occurred there so early in the year.
Meteo France predicts that the first snow in some places in the Pyrenees will already melt on Saturday. The weather service expects inconvenience as a result of this meltwater. Code orange was issued for two departments on Saturday.