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wind patterns in France?

What are the general wind patterns in France?

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  • MPPRH
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    10 years ago
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    Overview of french weather :

    France occupies a large and diverse land mass that produces varied weather patterns.

    West & North West

    The Atlantic coast enjoys a temperate maritime climate with mild wet winters and cool summers. The prevailing wind from the west is humid : rain and mist is frequent. Northern France is flat allowing this weather pattern to move further inland.

    East

    The landlocked east of France has a continental climate producing hot summers with cold winters. The mountainous parts have mountain weather, with rain (snow) increasing with altitude.

    Central

    The centre of France has a continental climate modified by the maritime effect increasing towards the coast.

    Mediterranean

    The Mediterranean coast enjoys hot dry summers and mild winters. Rainfall is at the same level as much of central France but tends to fall as torrential rain in relatively few days over the winter.

    Winds

    The west coastal area weather is influenced by the prevailing winds from the Atlantic. The Rhone valley has occasional cold Mistral winds blowing from the north. The west Languedoc area has a similar wind : the Tramontaine that blows from the NW.

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