Exceptionally rare snow fell in parts of France last weekend. Regions around Fruges, Montreuil, Desvres, Le Touquet, Thérouanne saw 3cm on Oct 27.
These regions haven’t seen October snow for at least a century, according to the archives of Meteo-Paris which has documented France’s weather for the last 200 years,
Trawling the archives will confirm that these regions hadn’t witnessed a solitary flake of the white stuff in the month of October before last weekend!
A weather phenomenon all the more surprising given the 20C temps that started the week.
This serves as further evidence of the swings between extremes expected during the next Grand Solar Minimum.
A dark winter is descending.