France: Cold and Wet Last Three Weeks...

Jun 14th, 2013, 06:06 AM
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France: Cold and Wet Last Three Weeks...

Says a friend living in Orleans - 'been really cool and rainy the last three weeks'. - ah late srping and summers in northern Europe - always take more warm clothes than you think you need as at any time of summer it can be coolish and pack rain gear.

I remember camping once in Paris in August and being able to see my breathe one day it was so cool. Of course it can be boiling hot as well so be prepared in northern Europe for any kind of weather!
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Jun 14th, 2013, 06:43 AM
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At Franprix yesterday, they had the heat on in the store.
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Jun 14th, 2013, 07:33 AM
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Same in eastern Germany, especially Dresden and Weimar. The worst part of the windy, rainy weather for a traveler is that you don't know what to pack. I really needed a jacket for my trip in May/early June.
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Jun 14th, 2013, 07:39 AM
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The last time we visited France in June... it was blazing hot and sunny every day. You never know.
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Jun 20th, 2013, 03:39 PM
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http://www.weather.com/weather/today...rance+FRXX0076

cold snap of highs in the 60s seems to continue - well at least not a cannicule! And where are those questions about needing AC in say Paris - central heating is more needed.
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Jun 20th, 2013, 04:51 PM
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HIgh 60s is hardly cold - although not hot. Not sure what you would need that you don;t always take - tissue weight rain jacket, sturdy folding umbrella, waterproofed walking shoes and a light cotton sweater for evenings. (It's not like 40 and sleeting.)
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Jun 21st, 2013, 04:39 AM
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Well tomorrow a high of 62 F to me is rather cool for summer.
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Jun 21st, 2013, 06:07 AM
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Three weeks? It has been raining frequently since December in the Toulouse area. I think I read a total of 176 cm although my husband thinks that's off, but 176 mm is not enough.

It's about 16 C today with gray skies, Garonne anf tributaries are flooding, Gave de Pau caused major damage to Louvre.

I'm concerned about damage to farmers' crops.
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Jun 21st, 2013, 06:11 AM
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Cold in Provence too.
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Jun 21st, 2013, 06:16 AM
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For your sake and mine I hope it starts to warm up. Cigalechanta - the weather.com forecast for Provence (Avignon) is 80 today and all this coming week. Are the forecasts you are getting locally different from that?
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Jun 21st, 2013, 06:21 AM
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Hi Isabel it was awhile since I checked, today it's 73.
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Jun 21st, 2013, 07:24 AM
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My post should read major damage to Loudres, not Louvre.
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Jun 21st, 2013, 07:46 AM
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I saw photos in the papers today, the flooding is bad.
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Jun 21st, 2013, 07:48 AM
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phohttp://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7015/6644247821_804c9691d9.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.carlosseo.com/2012/01/06/flooded-louvre/&h=332&w=500&sz=117&tbnid=Zq85G06CGUIJdMtbnh=90&tbnw=136&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dflooding%2Bin%2Blouvre%26tbm%3Disch%2 6tbo%3Du&zoom=1&q=flooding+in+louvre&usg=__EW3I3kCJym9SbX1PBZFCANvP1mg=&docid=3zG0b9jZK52ZGM&sa=X&ei=b3XEUdbsCLaj4APolYGYCw&ved=0CDcQ9QEwAw&dur=733tos,
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I hear that farmers in Ireland had to import hay for their animals in the last two years because the grass could not grow, the guys on the radio were saying they were even feeding the mowings off their lawns to the poor beasts.

Anyone would think climate change was amongst us...
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Jun 21st, 2013, 09:00 AM
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cigale,

LOL!
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Jun 21st, 2013, 09:17 AM
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Cath, what did I write that was funny ?????
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Jun 21st, 2013, 09:41 AM
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Lourdes is going to be closed to at least a few more days.
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Jun 21st, 2013, 09:42 AM
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Cath, what did I write that was funny ?????

The link to the "flooded Louvre" is pretty funny.
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but it works.
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