The mild weather that has prevailed for much of December will continue through the week of Christmas in France.
Along with the mild air, much of France will experience dry weather with the exception being northern France where there will be occasional showers.
A weak frontal boundary will cause the first round of showers in northern and eastern France from Sunday into Monday.
These showers will briefly dampen areas from Rouen to Paris, Reims, Dijon and Strasbourg.
Another fast-moving frontal boundary will then cause showers across northern France on Wednesday, impacting areas mainly to the north and west of Paris. Rainfall will generally be light and only last an hour or two in any given location.
Meanwhile, dry and mild weather will prevail across central and southern France during the first half of next week. Temperatures will be 3-6 C (5-10 F) above normal in locations such as Toulouse, Marseille and Nice.
High pressure will strengthen over France and promote dry and mild weather on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.
Another storm may bring some light rainfall to the northern coast of France next weekend while the remainder of the country continues to experience mild and dry weather.