How long will colder spell last in France and what  to expect this week

We include the official day-by-day forecasts up to and including Saturday June 15

Tree bent my Mistral northerly wind in France with inset weather map
The northerly Mistral wind will blow along the Rhone valley from Wednesday as temperatures cool nationally
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Temperatures are set to fall across France this week starting from today (June 10) as the jet stream pushes cold but dry air over the country. This is then expected to give way to a spell of wet weather from June 14.

 The cooler weather is due to an Atlantic anticyclone, with warm air from the jet stream moving north and displacing cold air from the arctic and British isles to the south, according to La Chaine Météo, which is owned by the publishers of Le Figaro.

However, the cold air will be dry despite last week’s forecast of rain from Wednesday (June 12). The French state weather service Météo France now forecasts that the wet spell will begin on Friday (June 14).

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The average temperatures this week will fall by up to 10C in the morning, particularly in mountain areas. Afternoon temperatures will struggle to climb over 20C in most parts of France.

From Wednesday, a strong northerly Mistral wind will blow along the Rhone valley.

Météo France expects the weather to return to seasonal norms from the week of June 24.

June is expected to be the first month in over two years with temperatures below the seasonal average.

Click on the arrows to scroll through the images to see the weather forecasts for each day this week: