Mont Blanc: high temperature recorded at the top

 

On Saturday 18 June 2022, a temperature of 10.4°C was recorded near the summit of Mont Blanc, at the Col Major (4,750 m).

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The ascent of Mont Blanc in summer, The summit
On Saturday 18 June 2022, a temperature of 10.4°C was recorded near the summit of Mont Blanc, at the Col Major (4,750 m). Photo source : Le DL /B.S.

 

This Saturday, at 2 p.m., the Italian weather station, operated by the Aosta Valley Regional Environmental Protection Agency, recorded a temperature of 10.4 degrees Celsius. A more than exceptional value for such an altitude.

The previous record for this weather station was 6.8 ° C. A temperature recorded in June 2019, 3.6 ° C lower than on this Saturday.

During the month of June, the sunshine on the north faces is maximum

“At the same time, the month of June is the one where the sunshine on the north faces is maximum. The high mountains are not going to appreciate this huge influx of heat, which is so early in the season, ”said Ludovic Ravanel, the chamoniard geomorphologist of CNRS.

According to the Dauphine, the mountain climate change impact specialist is still struggling to believe in those temperatures that on Saturday prompted some climbers to complete the ascent of Western Europe’s highest mountain in a T-shirt.

Source: @Le Dauphiné Libéré

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