Weather in London/Paris

Old Sep 21st, 2004, 10:30 AM
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Weather in London/Paris

I've never been to London or Paris. Due to an airline special, am considering a trip sometime between late November and early March. Does anyone know what the weather is like during those months?
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Old Sep 21st, 2004, 10:34 AM
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Not terribly cold; not sure what you're used to though. I think that temperature can be a fairly subjective matter with regard to what people like or dislike - it's usually above freezing during the day (even at the coldest) but it can be very wet.

I speak more for London but we don't tend to get a lot of snow.
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Old Sep 21st, 2004, 10:43 AM
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You can find monthly averages on or other online sources. Obviously it varies from year to year, but neither London nor Paris get much snow. December is usually a good month with holiday events and lights, and much preferable, IMO, than February for instance.
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Old Sep 21st, 2004, 10:43 AM
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I'm from South Carolina where it's warm (not always my favorite thing) but 'above freezing' is pretty cold to me! Thanks for the response.
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Old Sep 21st, 2004, 10:55 AM
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Ann123, its going to be colder than the South for darn sure, but not too bad if you dress warm and stay dry.
You will be miserable if you hands and feet are cold. It will also get dark early.

I build my schedule in the winter around more indoor activities, take shorter walks and grab more cabs.

Pray for dry, windless days.
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Old Sep 21st, 2004, 11:18 AM
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Another thing to check when you check the weather is the length of the days. London and Paris are pretty far north and when I was in London in December on business, daylight was from 8:30 to about 3:45. Early March would be better for lighter days.
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Old Sep 21st, 2004, 02:25 PM
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That time period is my favorite time to go to Europe. The weather will be colder than you are used to, but as degas says bundle up and you will be fine. There are a lot fewer tourists around, museums are less crowded. This will be my third straight Nov that I've gone to Europe. A lot of what is worth seeing in both London and Paris is indoors so weather will be less of a factor. Both cities are great places for a vacation. You will want to come back. Enjoy your trip!
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Old Sep 21st, 2004, 02:36 PM
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Actually the weather is alot like Seattles in the winter. Cold and wet. Paris 40-50 deg. f and London 7 degrees cooler. Nothing that fleece and a rain parka wouldn't take care of.
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