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Storm Warning. The Hérault department placed on Orange Alert

From Wednesday night to Friday noon, Languedoc-Roussillon, in particular the department of Herault, are placed on orange alert, heavy rains and rainstorms are likely …

From Wednesday night to Friday lunchtime, the Languedoc-Roussillon region, in particular the department of Herault, are placed on orange alert because of severe weather in the Mediterranean. Heavy rains and rainstorms are likely. Var has also been placed on orange alert, should be affected by strong gusts over 100 km / h. Part of Corsica is also concerned with strong rainstorms.

Severe thunderstorms are expected, spilling large amounts of water in the space of 48 hours. 300 to 400 mm of rainfall is expected in the five departments of Languedoc-Roussillon, reports Meteo France .

After a day of mostly calm weather on Wednesday, rain will develop in Herault in the evening. This will intensify throughout the night by taking a stormy character.

This situation will persist throughout the day on Thursday. The Hérault department is for the most relevant time (coastal plains and relief), but overflows to the Gard are feared.

Part of Corsica is also concerned with totals of 150 – 200 mm of rainfall expected on Thursday and Friday.  In the Var, which is also placed on orange alert, gusts will reach over 100 km / h, according to the forecast from Meteo France.

The French Riviera and the mouth of the Rhône will also experience strong gusts, but the alert it is placed in yellow vigilance. Many departments are also placed adjacent yellow alert for rain events between Thursday and Friday.

Flood risk looks important, especially in the department of Herault.

The sea conditions are also highly degraded with a tempestuous wind. The strong east wind to southeast thwart the flow of water towards the sea and exacerbate flooding rivers of Languedoc.

The episode ends on Friday evening. A return to calm is scheduled on Saturday.

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