Saturday, February 27, 2016

Weather: Gard, Hérault and Var placed on orange alert – Le Point

Meteo France placed the department of Var Saturday vigilance orange storms and rain, and extended the measure, which also concerns the Gard and Herault, until Sunday 14 hours. The Hérault department has increasingly been placed on orange alert flooding, forecasters fearing a spillover of Lez. According to one of Météo-France issued 30 to 10 hours, “the strong sometimes stormy rains are implementing the Var coast in Languedoc.” The episode of bad weather remains “moderate” in the eyes of the meteorological institute, but requires “special vigilance nevertheless.”

In detail, “the departments of Herault, Gard and Var are most exposed to strong rain accumulations “say meteorologists. “In the late morning and into the evening, the rain will increase and become stormy. The expected rainfall amount is from 80 to 120 mm, plain as on the relief. “” The accumulations of 60 to 80 mm in less than 3 or 6 hours can be reported with the most significant storm cells. Precipitation will subside by Saturday evening Languedoc side, but may persist in the Var side in particular, “they detail.

The authorities recall the usual precautions when orange alert precipitation and storms : caution when traveling, avoid secondary roads, not descend into basements or engage on flooded roads. A new point is expected Saturday to 16 hours.


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