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Weather: Eleven Departments in Orange Alert for Floods, Storms and Winds

The bad weather seems not to leave the east-central, southwestern and southern France.  Meteo France has placed eleven departments this Wednesday on orange alert for floods, storms and winds.

Eleven central-eastern departments, southwestern and southern France were placed in orange alert for floods, storms and winds, announced Meteo-France, in its bulletin.

Six departments are affected by the flood alert since Tuesday already: Ardèche, Haute-Loire, the Loire, Saône-et-Loire, Gard and the Bouches-du-Rhône.

Five departments were placed on Wednesday morning by Meteo-France orange alert for thunderstorms: Tarn, Haute-Garonne, the Aude, Herault and Aveyron. The Aude and Herault were also placed in high winds warning. The beginning of the event for these departments is scheduled for Wednesday at 9pm and to end on Thursday at 5am. “Active rainy morning disturbance rotates it towards the Pyrenees-Atlantiques. Gradually during the afternoon, this disturbance will again return to the first is on Spain before returning to the east of Midi-Pyrénées and Languedoc west of taking a stormy character marked ” says Meteo-France.

strong gusts

“In its passing, windy storms sometimes occur. They give accumulations of 20 to 50 mm of rainfall in 1 h with very high intensity at times “, says the weather forecaster.

“On the Aude and Herault, the cumulative locally could reach 80 to 100 mm in a few hours. The southeast wind (south wind and marine) blow in strong gusts during the afternoon and evening on the heights, it will further strengthen the approach of the stormy disturbance and then bursts off at 100 km/h in the open and 110 to 120 km/h on the hills. Strong winds at the coast and high waves slow down the flow of water to the sea “, write the forecasters.

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