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French word for summer
Common clues: Somme summer; Printemps follower; H
ot time in Paris; Nice season; Season on the Seine; When the French fry?; Tours season; When Dijon is hot
Crossword puzzle frequency: 11 times a year
Video: A Summer Walk in Paris

What good is the warmth of summer, without the cold of winter to give it sweetness ~ John Steinbeck

Metropolitan France is situated between 41° and 51° North, on the western edge of Europe, and thus lies within the northern temperate zone. The north and northwest have a temperate climate, while a combination of maritime influences, latitude and altitude produce a varied climate in the rest of Metropolitan France. In the south-east a Mediterranean climate prevails. In the west, the climate is predominantly oceanic with a high level of rainfall, mild winters and cool to warm summers. Inland the climate becomes more continental with hot, stormy summers, colder winters and less rain. The climate of the Alps and other mountainous regions is mainly alpine, with the number of days with temperatures below freezing over 150 per year and snow cover lasting for up to six months.

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