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Long-range, long-distance forecast

Temperate weather, with normal highs in Paris around 75 degrees F, are predicted in much of Western Europe.
Temperate weather, with normal highs in Paris around 75 degrees F, are predicted in much of Western Europe. AP

Crossing the pond this summer? AccuWeather has released a long-range forecast for Europe. Overall, their meteorologists are saying the climate will be fine in the places most popular with American visitors.

Here are some highlights:

Great Britain and Ireland: A mild summer follows a temperate spring, for the most part, with seasonal temperatures June through August. Normal high in London predicted to be around 70 degrees F. Below-normal temperatures in western Ireland and the in the Highlands.

Central/northern France, Belgium, Netherlands, Denmark and most of Germany: no extreme heat; temperatures close to normal. Normal highs in Paris and Berlin: around 75 degrees F.

Portugal and the western half of Spain: rain, especially in early summer. Drier weather later in summer will be accompanied by higher temps (occasionally topping 95 around Madrid).

Eastern Spain, southern France, Italy and Greece: warm; ideal from Barcelona to the Riviera to Italy.

Scandinavia, the Baltic nations and Russia (Moscow and points north): wet, with thunderstorms likely.

The Balkans and northern Turkey: hot and dry, unlike last year’s cool and wet weather, with numerous highs above 90 degrees F mid-July through August and several days topping 100.

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