Departments of Pyrenees-Orientales and Aude as well as Andorra were placed in orange vigilance winds with expected gusts of 110 km / h to over 160 km / h from Monday 3h, announced Meteo France. The alert level 3 is valid until Tuesday 7am.
- By Fabrice Dubault
- Published 02/28/2016 | 4:53 p.m., updated 02/28/2016 | 5:14 p.m.
© BENELUXPIX / MAXPPP illustration
the next night, Sunday night and Monday, and all day Monday, the tramontana (northwest wind) is blowing hard on a large half of the Eastern Pyrenees and Aude.
for the North-westerly wind, starting Monday 3h, the north wind will blow between “110 and 130km / h on a widespread, these values may be slightly exceeded the coastal areas of Languedoc Roussillon between 130 and 140km / h “, according to Météo-France, believing that ” Cape Bear “in the Pyrénées-Orientales, the gusts could exceed 160km / h.”
the northerly wind northwest will also blowing hard all day Monday on the eastern Pyrenees and especially the ridges exposed to the north wind. The gusts then reach 110 to 130 km / h including Andorra.
According to Meteo-France, this type of event happens windy “two to three times a year.”
the consequences of an orange alert for strong winds
- power cuts and telephone can affect the distribution networks for relatively long periods.
- the roofs and chimneys can be damaged.
- tree branches may break. Vehicles can be deported.
- Road traffic may be disrupted, especially on secondary roads in forest areas.
- The operation of ski infrastructure is disrupted.
- Some damage may affect electricity and telephone networks.
advice behavior orange alert in case of high winds
* Limit your movement. Limit your speed in highway driving, especially if you drive a car or hitch sensitive to the effects of wind.
* Do not walk in the forest [and on the coast].
* In town, be alert to possible falling objects various.
* do not intervene on roofs and touch any electrical son fell to the ground.
* Store or secure sensitive to the effects of objects wind or likely to be damaged.
* Install imperative generators outside buildings.