10:14 p.m.: Eight departments kept in orange vigilance because of the risk of thunderstorms. Several thunderstorms are currently circulating from Saône-et-Loire to Franche-Comté, locally giving marked electrical activity and high rainfall intensities (10 to 20 liters of water / m2). A few small hail falls were observed but no particularly strong gusts of wind.
Under the stormy wave of the afternoon and early evening which affected an axis going from the east of Cantal to the west of Ain, we locally observed heavy rainfall (sometimes more than 20 mm / h during the last 6 hours) and hail. These thunderstorms are slowly shifting westward while losing intensity.
Thunderstorms are currently resuming over the South-West and the Pyrenees, and are shifting towards Limousin and the west of the Massif Central.
10:36 am: The orange alert due to the risk of thunderstorms is extended to 19 departments by Météo France. Ain, Allier, Cantal, Corrèze, Côte-d’Or, Creuse, Doubs, Jura, Loire, Haute-Loire, Lot, Nièvre, Puy-de-Dôme , Haut-Rhin, Rhône, Haute-Saône, Saône-et-Loire, Yonne and Territoire de Belfort are concerned.
08h06 : Météo France has placed eight departments on orange vigilance. “Isolated but locally strong thunderstorms, with hailstorms and strong gusts of wind, will erupt at the beginning of the afternoon from Auvergne to Lyonnais and Jura then will then rise towards the north-east of the country”, warns Météo France.
The following are concerned: Allier (03), Cantal (15), Corrèze (19), Creuse (23), Lot (46), Nièvre (58), Puy de Dôme (63), Yonne (89). This weather vigilance could change during the day.
Indeed, this evening, other sometimes strong thunderstorms will rise in the southwest from the Pyrenees. “They will intensify and become widespread over the hours by gaining the departments placed on orange vigilance. They will first give heavy showers, locally hail, and strong electrical activity, accompanied by a few gusts of wind close to 60 to 70 km / h. Then they will be followed by a significant and persistent rainy episode, ”Météo France announced.