Friday, July 22, 2016

Thunderstorms: orange alert in 18 departments – L’Express

Get out the umbrellas! 18 departments were placed by Météo France in orange vigilance thunderstorms Friday morning due to an “active thunderstorm episode requiring special vigilance.”

Are concerned, the departments of Gers (32) Tarn-et-Garonne (82), Ain (01), Saône-et-Loire (71) and the Rhone (69 ) were added into the night to the thirteen departments already vigilance “orange storms”: Ardèche (07), the Ariege (09) Aude (11), Aveyron (12), the High -Garonne (31), Loire (42) Lozère (48), the Hautes-Pyrénées (65) Tarn (81), Cantal (15), the Puy-de-Dôme (63), the High -Loire (43) and Allier (03).

The alert storms  concerning departments of the Rhone, Ain and  Saone-et-Loire.

The alert storms concerns the departments of Rhône, Ain and Saone-et-Loire.

L’Express / Weather France

“the stormy outbreaks are now well established along a line stretching from the east of the Midi Pyrenees in the south of Auvergne. The heaviest showers have intensities of 20 to 30 millimeters in an hour and are accompanied by many stormy impacts, locally hailstorms, “said Meteo France in its bulletin of 6 hours.

Gusts of wind and electrical activity

” This asset stormy episode also affect the north of the Gard and Hérault and Hautes-Alpes “, further states Météo-France.” the storms will continue to develop. They will flow to the northeast, affecting the Massif Central, the Northern Rhône-Alpes and southern Burgundy. They will occasionally give strong gusts of wind. A significant electrical activity can also be observed. “

” The regions of the Southwest experience a lull from mid-day, while the strongest storms win Burgundy, where an extension of the orange alert is likely, “the bulletin.” Between the Massif central and Rhone Alps, they will fade more slowly in the early evening and give way to rainy weather. “the end of vigilance” orange storm “is scheduled for Friday at 22 hours.


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