Approximately 5,000 homes were without electricity in the middle of the Sunday morning, due to snow, which affect the Corsican, placed in vigilance orange, said EDF, who expects to “other disturbances” if conditions deteriorate. “The coming of degradation of the weather conditions, as announced, would presumably lead to other disruptions in the supply of electricity with in the afternoon strong wind in addition to snow and violent rains that we have already known,” says EDF.
The falls of snow or sleet, significant proportions are also expected in the Ile-de-France. traffic conditions can quickly become very difficult on the network as a whole, particularly in the forestry sector, where falling trees can accentuate the difficulties. Some damage may also affect the electricity distribution networks and telephone.
“It is not in temperatures that are exceptional,” says Patrick Galois, forecaster with Météo-France. “We can talk about the cold wave of moderate intensity, a good shot of cold”.
Nothing to do with the “cold waves in the past, such as those of February 1956, or January, 1985″, he explains. In 1985, for example, the temperature had plunged to under 19 in Toulouse, the Garonne river was taken by the ice”.