Last updated October 15, 2021

France and Germany Floods May - June 2016

Paris, France

An extreme low-pressure system stalled and dumped massive amounts of rain across western Europe at the end of May and early June, causing major flooding in France and Germany. Portions of northeast France received six full weeks of rain in 24-hours. The storm fits the current pattern experienced in the warming world in which higher temperatures are driving more intense rainfall events.

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