Green news - December 2018

An update on environmental events and occurrences in France

Ice-free record at Pic du Midi

Pic du midi at sunset

The Pic du Midi de Bigorre (Hautes-Pyrénées), the 2,877m high mountain peak and home to an astronomical observatory, was frost-free for a record 108 consecutive days from June 14 to the end of September.

Météo France said this is the first time since 1882 – the year when temperature measurements began – that the unenviable milestone has been passed. The previous iceless record was 77 days, in 1999.

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