Lunchtime News Friday 31st December 2021

News

Delays and cancellations at Nice airport - Nice Côte d'Azur airport has come to a standstill this morning due to an impressive sea mist this morning. The poor visibility has led to flights being cancelled and delayed. If you are planning of flying today you are advised to check on the airport website.

Fireworks in Cannes cancelled - The New Year's Eve fireworks in Cannes have been cancelled. It follows an announcement by the Prefecture of the Alpes-Maritimes banning fireworks in the department from today at 4pm until Sunday 2 January at 6am. The town hall in Cannes said it had no choice but to comply with the ban. A similar ban on fireworks is in force in the Var.

Busy on French roads - Vinci Autoroutes are forecasting a busy weekend on French motorways. Traffic is forecast to be heavy around large towns and cities mainly in the direction of departures this Sunday, the 2nd of January.

Record temperatures for this time of year - In recent days, France has reached surprising temperature records of 13 degrees in some regions with experts saying that this week could possibly be the warmest week on record for the period from the 24th to 31st December. The usual average temperature for this period in France is 5.3 degrees.  

Ice rink temporarily closes due to mild temperatures - Meanwhile installed in the city of Fréjus in the Var for the holiday period, the ice rink has been forced to close this week due to the ice melting caused by the milder temperatures for this time of year. The city council says it hopes to reopen ahead of the weekend.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Last local news

Evening Update Friday 1 July 2022

Nice Mayor Christian Estrosi has been involved in helping to bring the father of the child who died after being hit by a scooter to be with his family... Evening Update Friday 1 July 2022 Read More

01/07/2022

Beach bans bathing due to pollution

The Peno beach in Carqueiranne in the Var has banned bathers from swimming in the sea today due to pollution. ... Beach bans bathing due to pollution Read More

01/07/2022

Four people arrested in Toulon

Four people including three young teenagers have been arrested after starting several fires in dustbins in the city of Toulon in the Var on Thursday e... Four people arrested in Toulon Read More

01/07/2022

Parents take action due to teachers not being replaced

Parents of students have launched a collective action against the French State for teachers who are not replaced. The group estimates that 79,000 hour... Parents take action due to teachers not being replaced Read More

01/07/2022

Airports in France affected by strike action this weekend

Strike action is expected this weekend at several French airports, including Charles-de-Gaulle and Orly in Paris as firefighters demand a wage increas... Airports in France affected by strike action this weekend Read More

01/07/2022