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Snow and Ice: 10 Departments of the North and East on Orange Alert

Meteo France has maintained the orange alert in 10 departments of the North and East for snow and ice. The forecasts.

Ten departments of eastern France are placed in orange alert Sunday due to chance of snow and especially ice, announced early in the morning Meteo France.

Aisne, Ardennes, Aube, Marne, Haute-Marne, Meurthe-et-Moselle, Meuse, Moselle, Vosges and the Nord are concerned.

This vigilance is raised to the Corsica, Paris and the Ile-de-France, Eure-et-Loir, Loiret-Cher and Loiret. Météo France but heavy rain is forecast in Corsica and snow at altitude.

The snow and ice phenomenon is confirmed for the north-eastern regions.

zero temperatures

On the north and east of the country before morning rainfall, low, affecting coastal departments of the Channel, mostly as rain, and more forward, as rain and snow mixed over a wide band from Brussels to Paris.
The character “freezing rain” appears observed between the two on a line Lille-Amiens, confirming the occurrence of the expected phenomenon.

Temperatures are currently negative everywhere in the interior, typically between -3 and -1 ° C.
Mists are present locally and can be icing. More inland, the weather is cold, still temporarily dry the departments of Champagne-Ardenne and Lorraine, with widespread frost, locally heavy, about -3 to -8 degrees.

The weakly active disturbance up on Hauts-de-France will win the Ardennes and then gradually extend to all of the Champagne-Ardenne and Lorraine.

Cars driving on a snow-covered road in Marseille, December 2, 2017
Cars driving on a snow-covered road in Marseille, December 2, 2017 (© AFP / Anne-Christine Poujoulat) (©© AFP / Anne-Christine Poujoulat)

Light snowfall




It will result in a weak snowfall, but also drizzle precipitation type or low freezing rain. Freezing This risk concerns firstly the Aisne and Nord, and will extend to the Ardennes, the Marne and the north of Lorraine plateau. It gradually gain in the afternoon to the South and East, and will continue in the evening and during the night of Sunday to Monday to Langres plateau and the Vosges.

On the Ardennes Freezing the risk should diminish in the evening, with temperatures again becoming slightly positive.

For the Center and the Ile-de-France, the phenomenon is likely to be present, but will not net enough to warrant switching to orange level alert.

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