Rhone. “We want the sun! This greyness that depresses the Lyonnais

Clouds and leaden skies in January

The year 2021 has arrived, but the sun’s rays are especially scarce. The first six days of January have passed without the slightest appearance of our fiery star in the department. It wasn’t until January 7 that he pointed the tip of his nose for just 18 minutes.

“There is a low-level, cold, humid north-northeast current so close to the ground that it gives the impression of a white gray sky and abnormally low temperatures. It has been relatively rare since global warming, ”explains MétéoNews’s Frédéric Decker. Last Friday was, for the moment, the sunniest day of 2021 with 2 hours and 24 minutes of sun in the Lyonnais. Again, the sun only showed 18 minutes on Saturday, January 9, and did not rise at all on Sunday, January 10. “A slight heat settled in from this Tuesday, for 2 to 3 days, before a new cold wave came to establish itself on Friday,” announces the meteorologist from Météo News.