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France to enjoy three days of Halloween sun

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France to enjoy three days of Halloween sun
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13:39 CET+01:00
Halloween and the month of November may be almost upon us, but the sun in France shows no sign of going into hibernation for the winter, with three days of sunshine on the way over Halloween.

France looks set to enjoy its "été Indien" this weekend as the sun comes out across the country for three days. 

Temperatures across the country are set to be in their low twenties with the mercury even hitting 23C in some regions.

The Toussaint (All Saints) weekend which is celebrated on November 1st is set to see three days of glorious sunshine, starting from Friday.

Although unfortunately for those in Brittany and Normandy, the two regions are forecast to be the only parts of the country that could see rain on Friday afternoon.

But it's very important to note that Normandy is a big place and it might not rain across the whole region.

(This line was included at the request of a Mr Lebel who recently lambasted pessimistic French weather forecasters for ruining the tourism industry in Normandy.)

On Saturday however the whole country should enjoy sunshine, but morning mists on the plains of Alsace and in the Valley of Saône may take a while to clear.

Sunday, the day of Toussaint, should also be sunny although showers are forecast to come over the Pyrenees from Spain which could spoil the fun.

The sunny spell comes after southern France was hit by a series of storms earlier in the autumn and a recent record cold spell saw temperatures plummet and the first dusting of snow over high ground.

The only bad news about the public holiday Toussaint this year is that it falls on a Sunday, which means workers don't get the day off.

However another public holiday is around the corner with Armistice Day on November 11th also being a day off.

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