Temperatures of up to 30°C forecast for the Riviera this weekend

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After a wet and cloudy start to the week, the mercury looks set to rise in the second half of the week in the south of France, with Météo France predicting localised highs of 30°C in parts of the Alpes-Maritimes and the Var. 

Last weekend was one of the hottest on record for the month of April in France, with temperatures reaching a scorching 32.7 °C in parts of the Pyrénées-Atlantiques and an all-time-high of 30°C in the Haute-Savoie town of Sallanches, which is found at the foot of the Mont Blanc mountain range.  

It was warm in the southeast too, although temperatures weren’t quite as elevated, with the hottest readings – 26°C – being taken on Saturday 6th April in Puget-Théniers. 

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After a rather damp March, the improvement in the weather was good enough to make it feel like spring had arrived in the Riviera and, after a gloomy start to the week, balmy temperatures will soon be returning to the Côte d’Azur. 

The second half of this week will see an uptick in temperatures, with the mercury set to hit its highest point so far this year in the region on either Saturday 13th or Sunday 14th April. 

Temperatures will likely climb to up to 30°C in some parts of the Alpes-Maritimes and the Var. Inland towns and cities will feel the heat the most while temperatures will be a little fresher on the coast, at between 21°C and 23°C. 

Once the weekend is over, temperatures across the region will begin a descent to more usual seasonal norms. For now, the Météo France forecast predicts that next week will be full of sunshine, with temperatures between 18°C and 20°C on most days. 

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