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Snow and Ice Warning: 21 Departments on Orange Alert

Météo France has placed 21 departments on orange alert because of freezing rain, snow and ice in the night from Saturday to Sunday. It is expected in Maine-et-Loire, Sarthe and northern France on Sunday morning through to the Île-de-France.

21 departments have just been placed on orange alert because of a risk of freezing rain, snow and ice, which could begin this Saturday at midnight and continue until 4 pm on Sunday. This is the Aisne (02), Cher (18), Eure-et-Loir (28), Indre (36), the Indre-et-Loire (37) the Loir-et-Cher (41), Loiret (45), of the Maine-et-Loire (49), Oise (60), Sarthe (72), Paris and its inner suburbs (75- 92-93-94), the Seine-et-Marne (77) Yvelines (78), Deux-Sèvres (79), of Vienna (86), Yonne (89), of the Essonne (91) and Val-d’Oise (95).

Météo France has placed 21 departments in orange alert because of freezing rain, snow and ice
Météo France has placed 21 departments in orange alert because of freezing rain, snow and ice. | Visactu – 2017

On Saturday afternoon, a few mobile disturbance on a large northeast quarter of the country is accompanied this time of low snowfall since the Allier towards Lorraine.

A disturbance that moves north

In night from Saturday to Sunday, this disturbance moves north and will expand to the west of France. “The cold air is resistant to the ground and the first precipitation occurs in the form of freezing rain for a few hours before the thaw is spreading”, describes Météo France on its website. The departments of Poitou, the Centre is allocated in the second half of night from Saturday to Sunday. The Ile-de-France and the Loire Valley in late night and Picardy in the morning.

During the afternoon of Sunday, the thaw will spread and risk of freezing rain will fade.

This weekend is the first crossover winter vacation. It is recommended to be careful on the roads. This Saturday, February 11, significant challenges were expected to travel to ski resorts.

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