South West (Aquitaine, Midi-Pyrénées)

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Re: Snow! Snow! Snow!

Oh yeah
Oh no
Will it come to 32 this year I wonder
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Re: Snow! Snow! Snow!

The wind at the moment seems to be coming down from the North  The Arctic this summer was one of the coldest recorded the usual 90 days of  Arctic warm was less than half and the ice is building up fast ... So I read in the Science publications .....the feeling is that cold in the North  will come south. It will be fun in the snow for many when it does . Big Smile <img src=">
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Snow - you're very welcome to it! Perish the thought - life is far too short for snow....one of the (many) reasons I happily left France....

You poor souls.....

Chiefluvvie

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Chiefluvvie has an interesting point about the French weather and I am sure that a lot of Brits who move to France are shocked by how cold the winters can be there. If the experts are correct and we are in for a decade or so of harsh winters for Northern Europe, a lot of us will have to think again as to alternative warmer countries, especially retirees who are looking for a mild winter climate to minimise fuel costs.
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Absolutely right Sprogster !

If anyone reading this forum is planning a move to France primarily based on 'nice weather' expectations - then forget it instantly! I was in PACA for a long time and experienced some of the worst weather in my life.

Cheifluvvie :-)
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A Brit retiree can spend six months a year in New Zealand or Australia as a tourist and is covered under a reciprocal health agreement with the UK. Sounds an appealing way to avoid winter!
Like Chiefluvie my French house is in PACA and the winter weather has undoubtedly got a lot worse in the nine years I have been there. Before I arrived, forest fires were the main concern due to the lack of rain, now it is flash floods and torrential downpours, as we have recently seen on the news effecting Corsica and Sardinia.
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Frederick said:

"The wind at the moment seems to be coming down from the North The Arctic this summer was one of the coldest recorded the usual 90 days of Arctic warm was less than half and the ice is building up fast ... So I read in the Science publications .....the feeling is that cold in the North will come south. It will be fun in the snow for many when it does . "

Surely not colder as we are constantly being told about global warming!
BREXIT - wonder what the future holds
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 PaulT wrote:
Frederick said: "The wind at the moment seems to be coming down from the North The Arctic this summer was one of the coldest recorded the usual 90 days of Arctic warm was less than half and the ice is building up fast ... So I read in the Science publications .....the feeling is that cold in the North will come south. It will be fun in the snow for many when it does . " Surely not colder as we are constantly being told about global warming!


http://www.athropolis.com/map2.htm


Note position of Alert on the map just North of Greenland ............August 15th this year temperature minus 4C . This appears to be the coldest  August the 15th since records began in 1950. 



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