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Let it snow

Towns and cities across the French Riviera woke up to more winter wonderland this morning than a region that seemed to be welcoming in spring. Snow is expected throughout the day and temperatures as low as -11°C have been recorded in Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur during the early hours of Monday.

Snowy Levens on 26th February. Copyright Aurelie HeydelThis particularly cold bout of weather will continue for the next few days – a strong chill will be felt on Wednesday – but it is on Monday that conditions are the iciest. The departments of Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, Alpes-Maritimes and Var are all on orange alert until 10pm.

Météo France estimates that during the day, there will be 2cm of snow on the coast, between 5 and 10cm further inland and up to 20cm in the heart of the Var and hinterland of the Alpes-Maritimes.

What are conditions like where you are?

  1. La lumière ancienne de la nouvelle saison. La nouvelle mélodie de la saison peint dans le rêve le silence des branches épuisées, et tout près, quand l’oiseau content enchante dans le ciel, le goût de la première neige ranime solitaire et décrit un sourire. Francesco Sinibaldi