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No need to pack the sun lotion

IT'S in the heart of sunny southern France, but Munster fans should expect weather similar to that of home as they descend upon Montpellier.

Regional forecasts are anticipating rainy spells and cool temperatures and rugby revellers are being advised to pack wisely for tomorrow's match.

It will be mostly dry and warm this afternoon, with a fresh start tomorrow morning. However, as fans begin to gather in the grounds of Stade de la Mosson– 30 minutes outside the town centre – showers are predicted.

It will be a cool night as the post-match celebrations begin, with temperatures as low as 11C.

The capital of the Languedoc-Roussillon region, Montpellier is only minutes from the beach and has plenty to offer the Red Army.

Fans can make the most of the local cuisine and cafes at Place de la Comedie, which is said to be the country's most graceful central square.

Irish Independent