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Europe Winter 16/17
Hi, trying to plan a trip to Europe for Christmas16/Jan17. The long range forecast is saying this winter may be much colder than usual. As a fairly inexperienced traveller, I am wondering if I should factor this in, and if I should be avoiding the northern parts of Europe. Your thoughts on travelling in Europe over winter would be appreciated.
I’ve lived in France, Italy and (Western) Germany in the past and I travel for work now to Italy and France so I can only speak for those areas. It gets rather cold and stays cold throughout much of the daylight shortened days. If you see a daily high temperature of 60 degrees it can be very misleading. It might be 60 degrees for 30 minutes midday and then it’s 45 degrees much of the rest of the day. For me, it’s tolerable but for many of my friends and family not so much. Of course the upside is few tourists and vastly reduced prices on hotel stays.