Frost in the vineyard: global warming singled out

DECRYPTION – Since the beginning of the year, weather stations have been recording temperature records. Which is not without impact on the vegetation.

What is wrong with the climate? Already, it seems that the exceptional mildness in March is actually more noticeable than the freezing episode. This is reflected in the number of recent records.

At the end of March in France, 250 meteorological stations, out of a total of 550, recorded a monthly record for maximum temperature over twenty-four hours. “At the beginning of April, 138 stations recorded a minimum temperature record for the day. And 58 achieved the double ”, specifies Patrick Josse, director of climatology and climate services at Météo-France.

In spring, periods of late frost are often measured until early May. “The succession of hot days followed by cold nights can be more marked than the one we have just experienced in March and at the beginning of April, adds this expert. This was particularly the case in 1991, even if it was less extensive. In the spring of 1945, before climate change intensified, we had days in France when the

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