Warmest New Year's Eve in Paris since 1883

1st January 2012, Comments 0 comments

Revelling Parisians enjoyed the warmest New Year's Eve in Paris since 1883 with temperatures hitting 12.3 degrees Celsius (54.1 degrees Fahrenheit), weather service Meteo France said on Sunday.

"In Paris, the temperature did not go below 12.3 degrees last night, while the previous record for a New Year's Eve dates from 1883," Meteo France forecaster Dominique Raspaud told AFP.

Temperatures in Paris remained above normal on Sunday, hitting 14.3 degrees Celsius (57.7 degrees Fahrenheit) in the afternoon, against an average January temperature of 7.0 degrees Celsius (45 degrees Fahrenheit).

The warm weather came after France in 2011 saw its hottest year since the start of the 20th century, with average national temperatures 1.5 degrees Celsius warmer than the norm.

© 2012 AFP

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