July 25, 2021

Severe thunderstorms expected Saturday in 41 departments

A stormy wave will again hit a large part of the metropolitan territory. Saturday June 19, Météo-France placed 41 departments on orange vigilance, because of violent thunderstorms expected in the afternoon.

The Rhône, meanwhile, has also been placed on orange vigilance for heatwaves. In the department, the heat is maintained with values ​​of 31 to 33 degrees Celsius, locally 34 degrees. After a night from Saturday to Sunday still hot and minimum temperatures between 20 and 22 ° C, drop expected Sunday with a stormy degradation.

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Wind gusts and hail

From the middle of the afternoon, the thunderstorms will appear and intensify. They will be characterized by strong electrical activity, intense rains (20 mm to 50 mm in a short time), hail and gusts of wind often close to 80 km / h, which can locally exceed 100 km / h. These thunderstorms will evacuate towards Belgium during the night.

The 14 new departments placed in orange vigilance at the end of the morning are: Allier (03), Cantal (15), Corrèze (19), Côte-d’Or (21), Creuse (23), Dordogne (24), Indre (36), Loire (42), Haute-Marne (52), Meurthe-et-Moselle (54), Moselle (57), Puy-de-Dôme (63 ), Saône-et-Loire (71) and Haute-Vienne (87).

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They are added to the previous 27: Aisne (02), in the Ardennes (08), Aube (10), Cher (18), Eure (27), Eure-et-Loir (28 ), Loir-et-Cher (41), Loiret (45), Marne (51), Meuse (55), Nièvre (58), Nord (59), Oise (60), l ‘Orne (61), Pas-de-Calais (62), Sarthe (72), Paris and its inner suburbs (75-92-93-94), Seine-Maritime (76), Seine-et- Marne (77), Yvelines (78), Somme (80), Yonne (89), Essonne (91) and Val-d’Oise (95).

Météo-France emphasizes that of the 37 other departments placed in storm yellow vigilance, a risk of violent climatic episodes also exists, particularly from the South-West to the Massif Central, but these storms should remain more localized.

The World with AFP