French authorities on alert as deep freeze sets in across France

Source: The Local


Tuesday is set to be the coldest day of France’s Siberian freeze which has seen swathes of the country activate their “cold weather plans” and left three homeless people dead, so far.

In some parts of the country temperatures are set to feel as low as -10C, according to France’s national weather agency Meteo France.

And Tuesday and Wednesday are expected to be the coldest days of the week as the so-called “Moscow- Paris” icy weather front takes a grip of the country.

On Wednesday, more snowfall is expected to hit southern France before spreading to the north of the country throughout the day on Thursday.

“Cold weather plans” have been activated in 68 departments in France which will see around 5,344 beds, including 1,751 in Paris, made available for homeless people during the big freeze.

In Paris and Bordeaux temperatures are set to drop to -4C on Tuesday during the day and -5C at night, said the national weather agency.

Source :

The Local

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