France

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How the Great Frost of 1709 left England’s economy in ruin
Three hundred years ago it was a three-month cold snap rather than disease that blighted the country

David Hambling

17, Dec, 2020 @6:00 AM

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The thin, white lie: challenging the 'French women' stereotype
The seductive Parisienne has become a symbol of national identity and inspired countless books - but some writers are speaking out against a harmful, exclusive myth

Julia Webster Ayuso

02, Jul, 2020 @6:00 AM

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Europe failed to act after the 2003 French heatwave. We cannot ignore this one | Ruben Hallali
Record temperatures are being recorded. It’s vital that we take action against climate breakdown – now, says French meteorologist Ruben Hallali

Ruben Hallali

01, Jul, 2019 @11:46 AM

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Europe heatwave: cities take steps to limit effects of record temperatures
Germany imposes speed limits on highways while schools in France remain closed

Jon Henley Europe correspondent

27, Jun, 2019 @6:52 AM

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France to declare natural disaster after storms rip through crops
‘Orchard of France’ is badly hit by extreme weather that has killed two people

Kim Willsher

16, Jun, 2019 @4:08 PM

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Europe under a blanket of snow – in pictures
Heavy snowfall and blizzards have lashed Europe as a deep freeze has set in, from the Baltic to the beaches of the Mediterranean. Landmarks including St Mark’s Square in Venice and Nice’s Promenade des Anglais have been covered by an unusual dusting of snow, while Ireland and Britain have been encountering Storm Emma

01, Mar, 2018 @5:17 PM

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World weatherwatch: from drifts in Paris to drought in Cape Town
The French capital’s heaviest snowfall since 1987 caused major disruption, even closing the Eiffel Tower for days

Tamsin Green (MetDesk)

14, Feb, 2018 @9:30 PM

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Super-typhoon Meranti whips up wind speeds in Pacific to 180mph
Weatherwatch Intense tropical storm batters western Pacific as heatwave in mainland Europe brings 45C to Spain

Ashley Melis (MetDesk)

14, Sep, 2016 @8:30 PM

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World Weatherwatch: Arctic air, avalanches and walloping waves
Brendan Jones (MetDesk) Snowfall piles up in Alps’ ski resorts, while icy blasts hammer into north America

Brendan Jones (MetDesk)

04, Feb, 2015 @9:30 PM

Snow and wintry weather in northern Europe - in pictures

A heavy snowstorm hit north-western Europe, paralysing transport, knocking out power to thousands and leaving hundreds stranded in their cars

12, Mar, 2013 @2:06 PM

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Pollutionwatch: late June's clean hot air

Pollutionwatch: Gary Fuller finds it hot but clean in June

Gary Fuller

12, Jul, 2011 @10:07 PM

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Snow, freezing weather and high winds strand millions across Europe
Coldest start to December since records began causes major problems to road, rail and air travel on the continent

Kate Connolly in Berlin

02, Dec, 2010 @4:52 PM

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