Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Tour de France 2017: Dry weather to dominate into this weekend

By Eric Leister, AccuWeather meteorologist
July 11,2017, 8:53:45AM,EDT
Dry and comfortable conditions will be welcomed by racers and spectators this week at the 104th edition of the Tour de France.
The tranquil weather of Tuesday's Stage 10 was a stark contrast to the heat, humidity and wet weather that affected several stages last week.
Similar weather will follow on Wednesday as the race moves from Eymet to Pau for Stage 11.
Temperatures peaking just below the seasonal average of 27 C (81 F) are expected along with low humidity and light winds.
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High pressure building over the Atlantic Ocean to the west of France will block any significant weather systems from impacting southern France this week.
This weather pattern will result in largely dry weather while also keeping temperatures close to normal levels.
The greatest threat for any unsettled weather will be during Stage 12 and Stage 13 when the riders venture into the Pyrenees.
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There is a small chance for a shower or thunderstorm in the mountainous portions of these stages; however, the chance is minimal and it will more than likely remain dry.
Dry weather will likely continue into this weekend as the racing remains across southern France.

While the Tour de France dodges wet weather for much of this week, northern France will continue to be under the threat for showers and thunderstorms.
A thunderstorm rolled through Paris on Sunday night producing widespread flooding across the city. More than 50 mm (2 inches) of rain fell within an hour in parts of the city.

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