Weather forecast predicts more snow for Paris on Friday

The winter blast is not over yet with more snow forecast to hit Paris on Friday, meaning the 'City of Light' is likely to keep its white blanket for a few more days to come.

Weather forecast predicts more snow for Paris on Friday
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Paris has already been hit by between 12cm and 15cm of snow but the winter blast might not be over yet. 
The Paris region is one of 10 departments in France on orange alert — the second highest warning — for snow and ice on Wednesday morning. 
Forecasts for even lower temperatures are likely to freeze the heavy snow in place on Wednesday, making conditions even more treacherous, the Meteo France weather service said.
Temperatures are also set to dip below freezing on Thursday morning in the Paris area.
And forecasts say more snow is expected to hit the capital on Friday, according to national weather agency Meteo France
On Friday light snowfall is predicted to hit Paris between 7am and 1pm, with snow and rain expected to continue throughout the rest of the afternoon. 
Weather forecast 7am-1pm Friday. Map: Meteo France
Temperatures in Paris on Friday are expected to reach lows of -3C and highs of 4C, meaning Parisians will be reaching for their woolly hats for a few days yet. 
The map in the tweet below from forecasters La Chaine Méteo shows that between 3cm and 5cm of snow is forecast for Paris on Friday.
Weather forecast 1pm-7pm Friday. Map: Meteo France


South west France on red alert for flooding

Five areas in south west France have been placed on a red weather alert for flooding as storms lash the region.

South west France on red alert for flooding
Storms are moving in to south west France over the Pyrenees. Photo: Anne-Christine Poujoulat/AFP

Météo France has placed five départements in south west France – Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Landes, Hautes-Pyrénées, Haute-Garonne and Ariège – on a red weather alert for heavy rains and flooding.

Extremely heavy rainstorms have hit the area, with a band of storm clouds travelling along the Pyrenees, bringing the risk of avalanches in the mountains and flooding in lowland areas.

The neighbouring département of Pyrénées-Orientale is on orange alert, along with the principality of Andorra. In the north, Aisne is also on orange alert for heavy rain.

Heavy rain is expected to continue throughout Monday, gradually easing off towards the evening, although the flood alerts remain in place until Tuesday.