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a trip to France
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climate zones of France
The extent of climate zones is approximate, and varies
prevailing weather patterns. For example, if westerly Atlantic weather
paterns blow across the whole of France, most of the country will
expreience oceanic weather conditions. Conversely, if
area of continental high pressure lies over France, virtually the whole
country can experience "continental" weather, with intense dry heat in
summer, and sharp dry cold in winter, sometimes right down to the
Mediterranean coast. This happened quite remarkably in February 2012,
when temperatures down to minus 20° celsius prevailed for
two weeks, virtually throughout France, including the southwest.
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