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For those Fodorites headed to Paris and London this week

Old Feb 27th, 2018, 04:03 AM
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For those Fodorites headed to Paris and London this week

Be prepared for cold weather... and snow!

It is snowing right now in Paris.
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Old Feb 27th, 2018, 04:46 AM
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It's very cold throughout most of Europe. There's snow in Rome.
Some of the Amsterdam canals are now closed to boats to allow the ice to freeze for skating - maybe Katie Couric was right after all
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Old Feb 27th, 2018, 04:56 AM
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Austria ha suspended it's ban on full face coverings because of the cold.
We have had a few flurries of snow here and it is currently -5C, but feels much colder because of the wind. Not cold by North American standards of course, but cold by European standards after the last many mild winters.
Meanwhile Svalbard is too hot, +4C, the 81st month in a row it has been too warm. A tragedy for the wildlife there, and for the world too as the ice cap melts.

It's due to warm up again from the weekend btw.

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Old Feb 27th, 2018, 08:03 AM
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It's been a bit below 0C all over the Languedoc-Roussillon for days, with a killer wind. Not terribly pleasant for sightseeing
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Old Feb 27th, 2018, 12:55 PM
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Was in London once when a dusting of snow came down overnight and buses and tubes were shut until it melted by noon. Saw tabloid headlines next day: Snow snarls London! London less likely to get snow I think than Paris.
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Old Feb 27th, 2018, 12:59 PM
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Sunny and 60 in SF. We live with our choices.
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Old Feb 27th, 2018, 01:10 PM
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The snow was beautiful from inside the cafe where I spent the afternoon writing (with a bottle of wine). 😍. So far I’m very happy with my choice.
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Old Feb 27th, 2018, 03:09 PM
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I'd love to see London and Paris with snow. Fresh snow is so beautiful. Later on it's messy but I love seeing it. We are finally supposed to get a snow storm that counts on Thursday so I'm crossing my fingers. I'd rather be in Paris or London if I had my druthers.

It sounds like you had a lovely day Belinda.
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Old Feb 27th, 2018, 06:57 PM
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I have been to Paris (twice!) when it snowed, but the snow in Rome is what really intrigues me. I would have loved to see this:

Rome snow photos: Rare snowfall turns Rome into winter wonderland
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Old Feb 27th, 2018, 08:39 PM
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Snow there would be something to see! But could do without wind.
Looks like even higher winds forecast for Thursday:
https://www.windfinder.com/#6/53.067...8-03-02T06:00Z

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Old Feb 27th, 2018, 10:26 PM
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Weather station at the Zugspitze just recorded the coldest temps (-30 C) in a century:

https://www.thelocal.de/20180227/col...over-a-century

In town, it's been -6 or -10 during the day and -14 or -16 at night. Chilly!
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Old Feb 27th, 2018, 11:19 PM
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Swan, you do live in a winter wonderland! I remember that Christmas sleigh ride and how cold it was on the way back!

it’s -7 now in Paris but sunny. Snow coming again overnight.

then a week of rain.
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Old Feb 27th, 2018, 11:34 PM
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Temperatures in Paris will be normal by Friday and then sweeten up for a bit.
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Old Feb 27th, 2018, 11:37 PM
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True, B! But because of global cc, our winters have been pretty brief & warm. So this has been a throw-back, of sorts.

Hope you enjoy it...? Do hope the wind isn't bad, which can make a rainfall truly miserable!

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Old Feb 27th, 2018, 11:50 PM
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Cold and variable in London. Yesterday was a succession of bright sunny periods interspersed with short snow showers, then at lunchtime the clouds came down really low, visibility down to about 100 metres and heavy blown snow till about 2.30 - and then the sun shone again. Overnight there's been about two inches of snow, and temperatures definitely below freezing. Just debating what footwear I need to get to the paper shop and back.



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Old Feb 27th, 2018, 11:56 PM
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Thanks for the photo Patrick! I've been hoping for some good London snow pictures!

Stay warm and dry.
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Old Feb 28th, 2018, 12:18 AM
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I'm in the south of England, and yesterday's snow didn't really settle to any degree, but the pavements were treacherous in the extreme as it had all melted and refrozen as very thin sheet ice immediately. The car park at work was like a skating rink.
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Old Feb 28th, 2018, 01:31 AM
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A bit of transit chaos in London this morning getting into work due to the snow falling in Kent and trains being cancelled on many lines. We got about 2 inches in Greenwich and the DLR was running a good service by 7am. People trickling into work as I speak...

It is pretty though!
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Old Feb 28th, 2018, 05:15 AM
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Well, -ish.

This is the view from London Bridge an hour and a half ago (but the sun was shining again within the hour):
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Old Feb 28th, 2018, 10:36 AM
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I'm only 20 miles from London, but it might as well be Murmansk it's so cold.


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