Gray and rainy skies will cover the vast majority of the country this Saturday, but temperatures will remain generally mild.
Christmas will be gray, mild and humid over a large part of the territory, according to Météo-France forecasts. From Brittany and the Pays de Loire to the northern borders and northern Burgundy Franche-Comté, the atmosphere will be very gray, clouds covering the sky all day.
They will give rains, more frequent and marked in the morning over the Grand-Est as well as over Brittany, then in the afternoon from the Breton peninsula to Normandy and Pays de Loire.
From Languedoc and PACA to the Alps, as well as Corsica, there too the weather will remain cloudy and the rains will be quite marked, in particular on the west of the Isle of Beauty. It will snow on the Alps from 1800 to 2000 m altitude, sometimes 1500 m in the interior valleys, on Corsica around 2000 to 2200 m.
In the rest of the country, the cloudy periods will be numerous but generally less compact, they may be accompanied by a few drops especially at the start of the day and evening. In the southwest and towards Val-de-Saône, the fogs will sometimes be dense in the morning, they will dissipate very slowly.
Side temperatures, the minimum will go from 2 to 7 degrees over a large north-eastern quarter as far as the Massif Central, from 4 to 9 degrees elsewhere in general, up to 10 to 12 degrees on the southern shores. In the afternoon, highs will reach 7 to 11 degrees in the north-eastern quarter, 9 to 14 degrees elsewhere, locally up to 15 to 18 degrees south of the Garonne and near the Mediterranean, or even 18 on the extreme southwest of the country.