Météo-France places seven departments in the North-West on orange vigilance for thunderstorms

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2023-06-10 12:39:08

The weather, Saturday June 10, will be disrupted by thunderstorms in a large portion of mainland France. Seven departments in the North-West are on orange alert due to this stormy activity, Météo-France reported.

Manche, Calvados, Seine-Maritime, Mayenne, Sarthe, Orne and Eure, where heavy rains are expected, were thus placed in storm orange vigilance early in the morning.

It is possible that neighboring departments will be affected during the day, warns the public establishment. Thunderstorms may be particularly strong in places, with “potentially 30mm to 50mm rainfall in a few hours”, a small risk of hail as well as gusts ranging from 60 km/h to 70 km/h. The stormy episode will weaken in the evening in the region.

On Sunday, the stormy zone will shift slightly to the east, over two thirds of the country, with the exception of Alsace and part of Lorraine. According to data from Météo-France updated at 4 p.m. on Saturday, orange vigilance should be lifted throughout the country, to make way for a majority of departments in yellow vigilance.

Elsewhere, from northern Brittany to the Jura and the Alps, the sky will be very cloudy from the morning with frequent and locally stormy rains. In the afternoon, the thunderstorms will be more numerous and the showers, sometimes intense, could give significant accumulations and hailstorms in places.

Heavy showers in the afternoon

From the south of Picardy and the Paris region to the north of Burgundy, from Poitou to Limousin, in the north of Languedoc and the PACA region, as well as in Corsica and the Pyrenees, after a few showers in the morning, the The weather will become threatening with thundery showers from midday.

In the interior of Aquitaine and Occitanie, the sky will be charged again in the afternoon, after a lull in the morning. From Nord-Pas-de-Calais to Alsace, dry and sunny weather should persist.

The minimum temperatures will always be mild, between 14°C and 19°C in general. Maximum temperatures will be between 19°C and 24°C from Brittany and southern Normandy to Pays de la Loire and Auvergne; they will range from 24°C to 29°C elsewhere in general, and up to 31 degrees Celsius from Hauts-de-France to Alsace or Languedoc-Roussillon.

The World with AFP

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