A cold front coming in from Russia and Scandinavia will push down temperatures in much of France to at least five degrees below the January average on the weekend of January 7 and 8.
The cold belt will affect much of France, but largely avoid the southeast corner, including Monaco, where weekend temperatures are expected to be 9°C on Saturday and 13°C on Sunday although morning lows will drop to 2°C
In Strasbourg, on Saturday morning the overnight temperature is forecast to drop to 10°C. Heavy snowfalls are expected in the Pyrenees on Sunday, with snow also forecast for Burgundy and Alsace. Temperatures in Paris and Friday and Saturday will be between 3°C and -2°C degrees.