What you need to know
France is a little shaky. Before the arrival of the cold wave on Tuesday, theMonday, January 16, will be marked by a fall in temperatures on the eastern part of the country. The snow also poses a problem in the Pyrenees, where the massifs of the Pyrenees-Atlantiques, Hautes-Pyrénées, Haute-Garonne and Ariège are in vigilance orange avalanche, with a maximum risk.
By intense falls of snow in the Pyrenees. not since Sunday morning on this massive, ellesse are intensified in the night of Sunday to Monday on a wide western half of the chain. Météo France has maintained its vigilance orange avalanche risk in the Ariège, Haute-Garonne, Pyrénées-Atlantiques and the Hautes-Pyrénées.
The thermometer should dip from Tuesday. The temperatures will often be strongly negative at night and will stay sometimes all day. According to Météo-France, the bitter cold and dry and this could continue for the next week.
A “piloting a national newspaper”. in the Face of this offensive from the cold, the government has put in place Saturday a “national steering daily” to anticipate the needs. The First minister Bernard Cazeneuve has called the local authorities and the associations to make available premises for the homeless. The civil security, the police, the gendarmerie and the fire brigade also mobilized. A “balance sheet daily needs” must be established by the prefects.