It is common to say that the British are obsessed by the weather, well I am not so sure. Judging by the number of weather reports on the French radio, I think the French beat the British!
I can safely look back on the rotten weather ( le temps pourri) that we had in May now that we are basking in warm sunshine ( un soleil bien chaud).
So what was the weather like in France last May? Quel temps a-t-il fait en France en mai?
Wind (vent), rain ( pluies) and icy temperatures (températures glaciales) can sum it up.
Biarritz in the South West was the wettest ( la ville la plus pluvieuse) with 3 times more than average rain falls.
Lyon, in the East, was the second wettest with 185 mm of rain. Umbrellas were a must! ( les parapluies étaient incontournables!)
If you wanted to wear gloves ( des gants), hats ( un bonnet), scarves ( une écharpe) and felt like going for a brisk walk in the cold ( une balade énergique dans le froid), Aurillac in le Cantal was the place to be.
Nancy in the North East and Troyes in the East were the least sunny ( les moins ensoleillées).
Even Cannes, during the festival, was not very warm.
It is all behind us now and let’s hope that we’ll have a real Summer ( un véritable été).
So, if you’re thinking of going to France for your holiday, Alliance Française de Bristol is the place to contact to practise your French beforehand. There are still some places in the July French intensive classes. For more info…