• The Chatel Snow Report

22/01/2021: Today's Updates...

Update 8.15am:

The overnight precipitation has brought some fresh snow, above about 1500m...

Update 8.10am:

The weather today is expected to be mostly dry until later this afternoon and into the evening, when rain and snow is set to arrive. Temperatures may become quite mild during the day, with a bit of a foehn effect, before tumbling overnight. Snow should be falling in the village this evening. Saturday should see a dry morning, with snow showers for the afternoon and evening / night periods, with a repeat on Sunday. Further snowfall is possible on Monday.

Today, the 0c isotherm is forecast to be at...

9am: 2000m

Midday: 2050m

2pm: 2230m

4pm: 2100m 7pm: 1620m

10pm: 1150m

Then falling below 1000m overnight and rising to around the village elevation during Saturday.

Looking further ahead, and a very mild and very wet period is still on the cards during the second half of next week, followed, perhaps, by some snow during the following weekend.

Below are the Arome accumulation charts from www.meteociel.fr and also the Arpege accumulation chart for the period to Monday afternoon. Note that the charts include any snowfall which fell above 1600m last night.

Update 7.10am:

Bonjour from Chatel.

It is a bit of a damp start to the morning in Chatel, as some showers of rain have been affecting the village and valley over the last few hours and temperatures are above freezing. A relatively mild day is expected today, before snowfall returns this evening. More on this in an update to follow...

Link to the page which tracks the snowfalls in Chatel over the season:

Chatel Snowfall Measurements

The lifts on the ski area are closed until further notice.

Bars, restaurants and cafes are expected to remain closed until further notice (takeaway services allowed).

Although confinement has ended in France - an overnight curfew is in place from 6pm to 6am.

Private gatherings indoors should be kept to a maximum of 6 adults according to advice from the French government.

Travel between regions in France is allowed.

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Update: 1.30pm: Overnight snowfall brought up to 6cm to the village - with less on other surfaces and alot of it has now thawed at this elevation. It was interesting to see more snow a few miles away