Paris coldest since 1888 as cold & snow sweep across Europe


The Beast from the East 2 has driven some remarkable cold and snow across Europe.

Following the biggest snowfall since 2010 and second biggest since 1989 in February, Paris, France observed another 4cm but also observed it’s coldest maximum for late March since 1975 with a high of only 1.7C.

Credit: Meteo France

The day before it only reached 1.8C which according to Etienne Kapikian (@EKMeteo) is the first back to back days to fail to reach 2C for the 2nd half of March since 1888.


More European snow and cold records: 

Easter weather 2018: Temperatures to PLUMMET over Easter as UK prepares for MORE snow – EASTER 2018 could be the coldest yet with the Beast from the East set to make a comeback for the third time this month, threatening to plunge the UK into snow chaos once again. – The UK could suffer its coldest Easter on record if temperatures drop under -12.5C (-12.5F), which was recorded at Braemar, Scotland in March 2013.

Record cold in Essen, Germany 

Belgium – Coldest 17 and 18th March ever