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Research article
03 Apr 2024
Research article |  | 03 Apr 2024

Analysing 23 years of warm-season derechos in France: a climatology and investigation of synoptic and environmental changes

Lucas Fery and Davide Faranda

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In this study, we analyse warm-season derechos – a type of severe convective windstorm – in France between 2000 and 2022, identifying 38 events. We compare their frequency and features with other countries. We also examine changes in the associated large-scale patterns. We find that convective instability has increased in southern Europe. However, the attribution of these changes to natural climate variability, human-induced climate change or a combination of both remains unclear.