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Thunderstorms: Seventeen Departments Placed on Orange Alert

WEATHER: Seventeen departments, from the Ile-de-France to Corrèze, have been placed on Orange Alert and are affected by this stormy episode …

Météo-France  extends its call for vigilance. The agency placed the seventeen departments in orange alert Sunday due to strong thunderstorms expected in the evening and at night. The departments concerned are Paris and the inner suburbs, Yvelines, Seine-et-Marne, Essonne, Val d’Oise, Aube, Cher, Corrèze, Creuse, Indre, Loiret, Nièvre , Haute-Vienne and Yonne.

This rainfall activities episode requires a “particularly given followed by little mobility thunderstorm cell can cause significant accumulations of rain in a few hours,” said the bulletin. The storm cells will evolve very slowly and persist well into the evening before dying during the next night.

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