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A very hot month of July in Lorraine

27 Juillet 2015 , Rédigé par Maryse Publié dans #Lorraine

A very hot month of July in Lorraine

It rained on June 23rd in Lorraine, then... nothing. Temperatures started going up, and it was hotter and hotter. The whole region was concerned even the Vosges mountains.

On July 4th, the record of temperature of a day in July was broken in Nancy : 37.8 °C (100.04°F).

We were living as Spanish people very often do, when it was possible. Shutters were closed in day time and windows opened at night. There was not one fan or machine giving air and/or coolness left in shops. We avoided all the trips outside which were not necessary and tried to find air conditioned places.

A very hot month of July in Lorraine

Temperatures were a bit better after July 14th but still high. And fires started in fields where farmers were harvesting barley and wheat. The machines were too hot and set fire to straw. We read a lot about these in the local paper.

A few places had short showers from time to time. Near Nancy it suddenly changed last Friday night, on July 24th. From 32°C (89.6°F) at 7 pm, the temperature went down to... 17°C (62.6°F) the following day ! And it rained.

Today it is grey, windy, cool. We sleep better but, of course, we would like the sun to come back. The typical attitude when facing the weather changes, isn't it ?

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kay Lamb 27/07/2015 16:29

Those plants don't seem to be complaining, very beautiful. Difficult times but we hope for tomorrow to come better. Treasure what beauty you can find for now and add it to your hope chest. Your in our thoughts.

Maryse 27/07/2015 18:25

The pictures were taken on June 30th in Champenoux at the big flower shop. It was still not too bad as far as plants were concerned. Till now people managed to water vegetables and flowers but fields and meadows are very dry in spite of the rain we had on Friday night and on Sunday.