Episode Cevennes: 7 Departments of the Southeast on Orange Alert

WEATHER – The rains of the Cevennes will take on a stormy character this Sunday. Between Gard and Lozère, 150 to 200 mm of rain has fallen very locally at Valleraugue and Villefort. Seven departments are in orange.

Severe weather in the west, it is now the south east that will bear the brunt of the turbulent weather shaking France this weekend. The rains of the Cevennes have already given very locally 150 to 200 mm of rain between Valleraugue and Villefort. More generally, it fell 80 to 100 mm in the Cevennes, Météo-France indicates that this Sunday afternoon placed 7 departments in orange.

In question: an episode of the Cevennes, with heavy rainfall, just like from tonight, towards the south of Paca, strong thunderstorms. A situation that could last until Monday.

In orange for: garden, Lozere, Ardeche, True, Bouches-du-Rhone.

In orange for: Loire, Rhone.

The rains of the Cevennes then take on a stormy character. “In this episode, the expected accumulations are of the order of 200 to 250 mm in general, locally up to 350 mm”, warns the institute. In the flat regions, the expected accumulations are of the order of 30 to 50 mm with possible peaks of 80 or even 100 mm.

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The rains will finally subside this Sunday evening or night, the rain-storm system shifting east. It is then necessary to pay attention to the accumulations on the Drôme, Vaucluse, Bouches-du-Rhône and Var which can be affected by heavy rainfall of a stormy nature.

These last two departments have been placed in orange vigilance as we sometimes expect evening and night readings of around 80 to 100mm in less than 3 hours.

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