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An early taste of summer with mercury set to hit 28C

The Local, Apr 16

France is about to get a taste of summer this week as the mercury gets set to shoot up across the country from Tuesday, with possible highs of 28C. 

Temperatures of between 24C and 26C and sunshine will hit the country from Tuesday, according to Meteo France.

The mercury, which is set to be much higher than average for the time of year, is expected to keep on rising on Wednesday and right up to the weekend.

Temperatures will reach between 24C and 26C in both the north and south of the country and people in the south west are set for a real scorcher with the mercury reaching up to 28C.

But are these temperatures normal for the season?

While it might seem like a shock after a particularly cold winter, the temperatures are typical of what we usually see in the spring.

And weather experts are saying that it's still a bit early to say summer is here, with the sun set to be less intense and the evenings cooler than during July and August.

Temperatures are expected to take a slight tumble at the weekend.

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