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Severe Thunderstorms: 16 Departments on Orange Alert until Wednesday

Sixteen departments are on orange alert on Tuesday afternoon with severe thunderstorms that began to affect the north and move to the East of France.

The departments of Nord-Pas-de-Calais and Picardie, Champagne-Ardenne, Lorraine, Côte-d’Or, Haute-Saône and the Lower Rhine “are particularly at risk of hail and important rainfall in a short time “ , according to Météo France.  late afternoon is the Oise which was in the eye of the storm, with 419 interventions half past one in the Beauvais area, mainly for lightning strikes and flooded basements, said firefighters.  in sum, interventions were also held in basements and flooded cellars around Abbeville.

“A house fire early due to lightning “

Since the late morning, the Gold Coast, the Vosges and the south of the Haute-Marne were also affected by storms resulting in strong accumulations in places, according to Météo France.  in the East, Moselle “begins to be affected to Sarreguemines and Forbach” , said in late afternoon firefighters who have made “some small interventions, including a house fire early due to lightning” . The alert should be closed at 6am Wednesday.  In Meurthe-et-Moselle, “it happens on the southern department” , and thirty interventions took place since the beginning of the afternoon. 

Violent hail storm in Strasbourg 

Thunderstorm activity should spread and continue into early next night over much of the Northeast of the country, said Meteo France, which highlights the many lightning strikes expected especially on the Hauts de France, the Ardennes and Champagne to Burgundy and Franche-Comté.  A violent hailstorm beat down in the late afternoon on Strasbourg.  in addition, the orange flood vigilance is maintained on the Essonne department for the average Seine, Eure and Seine-Maritime for the Seine downstream section.

Extreme weather forecast for France

Wednesday thundershowers in the north and in the east and south

Wednesday morning, sometimes even thundershowers will travel north of the Seine to the German border and the Franche-Comte, before expanding later the Centre region, Rhône-Alpes-Auvergne to Languedoc and PACA, according to Météo-France.

vigilance orange flood is maintained on the Essonne departments for the middle Seine, Eure and Seine maritime Seine to the downstream section. on Wednesday afternoon, a quieter time recovers the Hauts-de-France. Northeast Jura and the Alps, locally thunderstorm cells are expected, with a risk of hail, gusts and heavy rainfall in a short time.  The rest of the country will experience calmer conditions. Grisaille and fog in the morning will drag on the northwest quarter. They sometimes slow to get up close to the English Channel. Then observe a sky shared between sun and clouds.Rare showers will fire from inside the Loire Valley in Limousin.  The morning temperatures will be between 15 and 20 degrees locally on the Mediterranean border, between 10 and 16 degrees elsewhere. In the afternoon, we provides 26 to 30 degrees in Provence, Languedoc-Roussillon and Southwest. It will make from 19 to 22 degrees of Normandy and the Nord-Pas de Calais northeast quarter 22-26 the rest of the country.

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