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Snow in France and it's almost May? Mais oui, in Normandy!

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Snow in France and it's almost May? Mais oui, in Normandy!
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14:43 CEST+02:00
The weather in France has been very varied in recent weeks, but nobody could have expected snow on April 30th.

Many residents of the northern French region of Normandy woke up on Monday to find a considerable layer of snowfall on their rooftops and cars.

The mercury dropped to around zero in many parts of the historical region, with the departments of Eure and Seine-Maritime registering the lowest temperatures.

In the city of Rouen, the wind chill made it feel like a frosty -5C degrees in the early hours of the morning.

It may have only been a couple of centimetres of snow on average, but flabbergasted residents have taken to social media to share their best pictures and video of the surprise snowfall.

Many find it hard to believe that temperatures were as high as 30 degrees in Paris around 10 days ago.

Méteo France have announced that the snow is unlikely to continue during the week and that by the weekend Normandy could be bathing in a more balmy 20 degrees centigrade. 

"3 degrees and snow on April 30 and ten days ago it was 28 degrees, the joys of living in Normandy," tweeted Anais. 

Unfortunately for other residents of northwest France, the sudden weather change has meant heavy rainfall and flooding, with warnings expected to remain in place until 6am Tuesday morning.
 

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