Météo-France has placed 22 departments in the northwest and south of the country on orange alert for rain-flooding, strong winds, thunderstorms and flooding.
It’s an episode of “prolonged heavy rain across the country’s northwest” that will extend northward overnight.” Météo-France extended its orange vigilance on Saturday up to 22 sections for “rainflood”, “violent wind”, “thunderstorms” and “floods”.
These are the departments of Seine-Maritime, Oise, Eure, Val d’Oise, Paris, Seine-Saint-Denis, Hauts-de-Seine, Val-de-Marne, Yvelines, Eure-et-Loire, Eure, Orne, Sarthe , Mayenne, Ille-et-Vilaine, Morbihan, Loire-Atlantique, Vendée, Maine-et-Loire, Loire, Ardèche, Lozère and Gard.
An episode of “Heavy Rain”
These departments will be placed on orange vigilance until 6 a.m. Monday, according to the latest bulletin from the meteorological institute. The episode of “heavy rain” started in the afternoon over Brittany and would increase in the evening and the following night from the Pays de la Loire to the west of the Paris basin.
In the northwest of the country, the departments concerned are orange for the risk of rain and flooding, while in the south Lozère and Gard are also at risk of thunderstorms. The Ardèche risks significant flooding, while the Loire will be hit by high winds.
Slightly rising temperatures
In the rest of the country, with the exception of Corsica, where thunderstorms can occur, it will remain dry for much of the day, but from Aquitaine to the Massif Central and the northeast it will be cloudy. Occitanie, PACA and Rhône-Alpes will benefit from less cloudy weather and the sky will remain clear on the Côte d’Azur.
Minimum temperatures will rise slightly by 7 to 13 degrees in general, to 18 in the Mediterranean, 20 in Corsica. The maximums range from 17 to 22 degrees from Brittany, Pays de Loire and Poitou-Charentes to the northern border, 21 to 26 degrees in the south, to 27 or 28 degrees in the south of Aquitaine, in the Var or in Corsica.