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France Had Rainy and Relatively Cool June in Country’s North

July 03, 2012

France had a rainy and relatively cool June in the country’s northern half, while the south was warm and dry, forecaster Meteo-France reported.

While Marseille on the Mediterranean had 342 sunny hours in June, the Paris region and Brittany saw the sun for 100 to 140 hours, between 50 percent and 70 percent of normal values for the month, Meteo-France wrote in an online report yesterday.

Corsica got 15 percent of normal rainfall last month, and the Ile-de-France region around the country’s capital received 105 millimeters (4.13 inches), almost double the normal amount for June and the most since 1997, according to the report.

“The country is cut in two, with temperatures that are cool for the season in the northern half,” Meteo-France wrote. “A large south-eastern quarter of France benefited from average temperatures that exceeded normal by more than 1 degree Celsius (1.8 degrees Fahrenheit).”

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