July 24, 2021

Thunderstorms: 28 departments now in orange vigilance

After the hot weather, thunderstorms arrive. Météo-France placed 28 departments in central and western France this Wednesday on orange vigilance, due to the establishment of a “increasingly marked stormy development”.

The departments concerned are: Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Landes, Gironde, Lot-et-Garonne, Charente-Maritime, Charente, Dordogne, Creuse, Haute-Vienne, Vienne, Deux-Sèvres, Indre, Cher, Loiret, Loir-et-Cher, Eure-et- Loir, Indre-et-Loire, Maine-et-Loire, Sarthe, Orne, Mayenne, Ille-et-Vilaine, Calvados, Manche, Côtes-d’Armor.

The three new additions in the middle of the morning by Météo France are: Seine-Maritime, Eure and Corrèze.

“At the beginning of the afternoon, thunderstorms will rise through southern Brittany then strengthen over the Côtes d’Armor, Ille et Vilaine, Manche and Calvados. On these 4 departments, strong thunderstorms may occur. this afternoon and this evening with hailstorms and intense electrical activity “, warns Météo-France.

“Tonight and next night, other violent storms will rise from the Basque Country and extend to the whole of Aquitaine, Poitou-Charentes, part of Limousin, the Center region, Anjou then the south of Normandy. These thunderstorms could also give rise to hail and intense electrical activity. They will also give sudden gusts of wind, locally reaching 100 km / h “, warns the institute. “The activity of these thunderstorms will gradually weaken overnight and they will arrive slightly attenuated in the Paris region”, can we read on the Météo-France website.

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