Wednesday, 6 February 2013

Just a word about the weather

Since mid January, the Pyrénées have seen unprecedented meteorological conditions. At the time of writing, just a bit further West along the chain, the resort of Cauterets currently has a depth of snow of 5.50m which is more than any other ski resort not just in France, not just in Europe but in the world! More snow is falling as I write and a depth of more than 6 metres is pretty much guaranteed by the weekend.
Records are falling across the chain. But here at 550m we have had mere dustings of snow which haven't settled. It has however been very very wet and cold and very windy as cold front after cold front, occlusion after occlusion push through. I wonder how much longer this will go on for? Whatever, we will shortly be escaping for a week of hopefully better weather along the Mediterranean coast in the Var department of Provence. I can't wait!

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