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What about Europe in March?
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Should I bring a heavy coat if I’m heading to Europe at the beginning of March?  I will be all over but am considereing focusing on Northern and Eastern Europe…anyone travel there during that time and what did you guys take? 

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I’d surely take a warm coat, it can be very cold in March, don’t be surprised to find lots of snow then in Northern and Eastern Europe.

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To layer is better.  The winters are getting milder.  You’ll have to go well up in  Sweden and Norway to find snow in winter at near sea-level these past years.  The primary enemy is rain, sleet and fog.  And windy in March.
 
The Med climate for Nov-March is rainy and foggy.  Not much different for the North Atlantic, except there’s more wind, I think.
 
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Maybe I should wait to leave until the middle of March then so i’ll get to spend most of April there…think that’s a better idea?  I don’t mind rain though, it’s better than 100 degrees and sweating my ass off! 

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I’ve been to Europe in March and I took a heavy coat but then again I’m from Texas where the temp was 93 degrees today, 50 degrees is chilly for me.  My husband managed this same trip with a very lightweight jacket and warm layers, thermals, thicker sweaters, scarves, knit hats, etc- even during a heavy snow in Lyon.  So the coat thing may depend on your cold tolerance or lack thereof.  Northern and Eastern Europe will be cold during March but by April it should not be so bad.  Good luck!

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It depends where you are, but I agree with the layering concept. I’m from the Midwest so “cold” for me is like 30F if it’s windy…. but if it were me, I’d just bring long underwear (bottom and top), a hoodie, and a raincoat or at least a rain poncho. Most places in Europe these days are more likely to see rain, unfortunately.  

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Hello Everyone!
I am new at this forum. I am also in a similar situation. We want to go to Europe in the middle of march and will stay there until April 15. We live in Illinois and want to go to start in Spain and then France and Italy. In the end we want to go to London.  Will it be terribly cold? If you guys think that it will not be enjoyable (the weather) please let me know. Thanks

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Look at weatherunderground.com for historical data on cities in the countries you have mentioned. But all of them are likely to be warmer than Illinois.