27 Dec '11, 1pm

2011 hottest year in France since 1900: Official

PARIS (AFP) - This year was the hottest in France since the start of the 20th century, Meteo France said on Tuesday, with average national temperatures 1.5 deg C warmer than the norm. The average national temperature in 2011 was 13.6 deg C, Meteo France's Francois Gourand told AFP, 0.2 deg C warmer than the previous hottest year, 2003. This year's spring was particularly warm, with temperatures an average 4.0 deg C warmer than usual in April. Autumn 2011 was also exceptionally mild, with November the second hottest since 1900, 3.0 deg C warmer than the average of temperatures from 1971 to 2000.

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