Sunday, 5 February 2012
Le Grand Froid
The big freeze continues and France has not been spared as Winter asserted herself this last week. Following one of the mildest, least wintry cold seasons thus far, it seems February is doing it's level best to address the averages with a chilly period of correction. Temperatures further east have been particulary bitter, but even here in the usually clement Dordogne, the mercury has struggled.
It fell to minus ten centigrade last night and the temperature didn't see positive territory through today. It's been like this all week and MeteoFrance promise more of the same.
This weather has it's origins in Siberia. Truly brass monkey.
We had about four inches of snow today. The dry, powdery stuff that drifts at just a hint of a breeze.
'As the days grow longer the cold gets stronger' - so the saying goes. It's certainly true this year!