Snow forecast to hit Paris region over weekend

Snow forecast to hit Paris region over weekend
Paris in the snow in 2018. Photo: AFP
The French state weather forecaster has issued a warning for snow and ice for the Paris region and the northern Hauts-de-France this weekend.

Météo France has issued an orange weather warning for snow and ice for the whole of the greater Paris Île-de-France region and the neighbouring Hauts-de-France region covering Friday night and Saturday morning.

The snow is not expected to be deep – 10cm maximum and more like 1-3cms in Paris – but the warning is because it may disrupt transport systems or make driving difficult.

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Météo France said the snowfall is expected to be “a classic snowy episode for the season, but requiring particular vigilance as it could make traffic conditions difficult.”

The Alsace area of eastern France saw heavy snowfall overnight on Thursday and more snow is expected in the east over the weekend.

IN PICTURES: North east France blanketed in snow

Snow in Paris has been rare in recent years, although February 2018 saw the city coated in a picturesque white covering – prompting locals to head out to the nearest hill (Buttes-Chaumont was popular) with their skis to make the most of it.


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