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May weather in Brittany?

May weather in Brittany?

Old Feb 9th 2007, 12:45 pm
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SemiMike
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We'll be making our first visit there this Spring, and I have been
told to expect changeable weather. This is not problem, as I would
just plan to pack some warmer clothes and an umbrella. But, I am told
that the winds can be quite gusty, making umbrellas practically
useless. Is this so? I was considering buying a lightweight rain suit
as an alternative. We are there for a long week, and staying on the
south coast not far from Pont Aven.
 
Old Feb 9th 2007, 1:07 pm
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Earl Evleth
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On 9/02/07 14:45, in article
[email protected]. com, "SemiMike"
<[email protected]> wrote:

> We'll be making our first visit there this Spring, and I have been
> told to expect changeable weather.

Even in the summer, it is one of the cooler places in the summer
but warmest in the winter. I think there are some palm trees
along the Atlantic coast.

> This is not problem, as I would just plan to pack some warmer clothes
> and an umbrella.

I never use the latter. Have sweater, jacket and hat.

> But, I am told that the winds can be quite gusty, making umbrellas
> practically useless. Is this so?

Normally you don't get super winds unless a storm is blowing up.
A strong wind is one which blows by Breton fishing hat off, and
this occurs in Paris now and then.

> I was considering buying a lightweight rain suit
> as an alternative. We are there for a long week, and staying on the
> south coast not far from Pont Aven.

I don't have one. It is raining I head inside. We got to Saint Malo
and Cancale often enough, which is on the north Coast of Bretagne.
One summer on vacation we got the better part of two weeks in rain.
So we visited a series of WWII resistant museums in the area, my wife wrote
up an article for a French geography magazine and got it published
(�Regards am�ricains sur les mus�es de la R�sistance�,
HISTORIENS-G�OGRAPHES, 1993). So if it is too wet, travel around
to those.
 
Old Feb 9th 2007, 7:38 pm
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Runge
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Lol his wife wrote an article
That is what he wants you to remember

"Earl Evleth" <[email protected]> a écrit dans le message de news:
C1F23EAF.D0648%[email protected]...
> On 9/02/07 14:45, in article
> [email protected]. com, "SemiMike"
> <[email protected]> wrote:
>
>> We'll be making our first visit there this Spring, and I have been
>> told to expect changeable weather.
>
> Even in the summer, it is one of the cooler places in the summer
> but warmest in the winter. I think there are some palm trees
> along the Atlantic coast.
>
>> This is not problem, as I would just plan to pack some warmer clothes
>> and an umbrella.
>
> I never use the latter. Have sweater, jacket and hat.
>
>> But, I am told that the winds can be quite gusty, making umbrellas
>> practically useless. Is this so?
>
> Normally you don't get super winds unless a storm is blowing up.
> A strong wind is one which blows by Breton fishing hat off, and
> this occurs in Paris now and then.
>
>> I was considering buying a lightweight rain suit
>> as an alternative. We are there for a long week, and staying on the
>> south coast not far from Pont Aven.
>
> I don't have one. It is raining I head inside. We got to Saint Malo
> and Cancale often enough, which is on the north Coast of Bretagne.
> One summer on vacation we got the better part of two weeks in rain.
> So we visited a series of WWII resistant museums in the area, my wife
> wrote
> up an article for a French geography magazine and got it published
> (³Regards américains sur les musées de la Résistance²,
> HISTORIENS-G�?OGRAPHES, 1993). So if it is too wet, travel around
> to those.
>
>
>
>
>
 
Old Feb 9th 2007, 8:26 pm
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Terry Richards
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"SemiMike" <[email protected]> wrote in message
news:[email protected] oups.com...
> We'll be making our first visit there this Spring, and I have been
> told to expect changeable weather. This is not problem, as I would
> just plan to pack some warmer clothes and an umbrella. But, I am told
> that the winds can be quite gusty, making umbrellas practically
> useless. Is this so? I was considering buying a lightweight rain suit
> as an alternative. We are there for a long week, and staying on the
> south coast not far from Pont Aven.
>

Changeable is the right word I would expect nice days but quite cool in
the evenings. If you are here for a week, you will almost almost certainly
see rain at least one day in May.

Unless you are hiking on the moors or going out on a fishing boat, the rain
suit is probably an overkill. It will also make Bretons laugh themsleves
silly Similarly, the wind can get a bit lively but unless you are
erecting a large tent, this is unlikely to be a big problem.

Coincidentally, erecting large tents is *exactly* what I will be doing the
last week in May in central Brittany. I've been doing it every May for three
years now and we haven't launched anybody yet but it's been close on
occasions Why don't you pop up to Glomel and visit our clarinet festival
on the 17th - 20th? See www.clarinette-populaire.org for details.

T.
 
Old Feb 15th 2007, 4:14 am
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JuanElorza
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SemiMike a �crit :
> We'll be making our first visit there this Spring, and I have been
> told to expect changeable weather. This is not problem, as I would
> just plan to pack some warmer clothes and an umbrella. But, I am told
> that the winds can be quite gusty, making umbrellas practically
> useless. Is this so? I was considering buying a lightweight rain suit
> as an alternative. We are there for a long week, and staying on the
> south coast not far from Pont Aven.
>
A common joke is that, in Brittany, the weather is sunny several times a
day. But in the facts it is not as variable as in Ireland where it can
rain on your right hand while the sun burns the left one.

The weather in may can be really nice. Along the coast, even on sunny
days, the breeze will give a cooler impression than the actual
temperatue. A light coat cutting the wind is a good idea (goretex for
example).

JE
 
Old Feb 15th 2007, 2:28 pm
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Cochon Capitaliste
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The weather is apt to be gusty with rain in the spring so an umbrella
is probably going to be useless. I don't know about WWII "resistant"
museums are. Evleth hasn't ever been outside of his Paris apartment
since de Gaulle died and his wife clips columns from Readers Digest
for a living; she has never published anything.
 

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