Temperatures that drop to -14 ° C, with a sensation of -16 ° C, these are the data recorded by Météo France near Mijoux, in the heart of Col de la Faucille, on the night of Saturday 13 to Sunday 14 February.
Icy temperatures were expected as everywhere in France, around 8 degrees below February averages for the city.
Records at -20.8 ° C and -26.9 ° C
However, the department remained well above the coldest temperatures on record. In fact, the record for a month of February was set at -20.8 ° C and dates back to February 5, 1963.
Decidedly cold, this year 1963 also set the record for all periods combined with a -26.9 ° C just over two weeks earlier, on January 23rd.