- Category: Climate
- Published on Monday, 19 January 2009 08:20
- Written by Graham
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First frosts have been recorded in mid-October, though often a cold snap is followed by milder weather through until the end of the year.
The last frost usually occurs before the end of March, and we have never seen a frosty morning in April since we arrived here (2001)
Being about 35 km from the coast means that temperatures are somewhat buffered by the sea, and also gives us slightly above average windy days. From the literature, we have found average climatic conditions for La Rochelle, but since that is coastal the climate there will be a little different to that in our garden. Thus we have been monitoring day-time and night-time temperatures in our own garden since 2006. Here is the result so far: