Thunderstorms: 14 Departments still on Orange Alert

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14 departments are still on orange alert in France

Fourteen departments of France, are still placed on orange alert for severe thunderstorms, announced Météo-France on Saturday morning.

The departments affected by this alert are: Bas-Rhin, Haut-Rhin, Territoire de Belfort, gentle, Jura, Haute-Saône, Aube, Côte-d’Or, Haute-Marne, Meurthe-et-Moselle, Moselle, the Saône-et-Loire, the Vosges and the Yonne.

Intense electrical thunderstorm activity

The alert was lifted in the Haute-Vienne, Corrèze, Creuse, Ardennes, Marne, Meuse, Nievre, the Allier, the Loire, Puy-de-Dôme and the Rhone. The end of the weather is scheduled for Saturday morning up to 1pm. “Two major storm areas currently endure to 6 hours, first on Burgundy, and secondly to Alsace, with still some places rainfall punctually marked, gusty winds, and intense electrical activity ” , says Meteo France, in its bulletin of six.

Wind Gusts

“the storms will continue in the next few hours; they will be marked locally on again placed in amber alert departments, accompanying himself with an intense electrical activity, wind gusts can be marked locally, between 70 and 100 km/h and heavy rainfall over short periods up give water slides 20/30 mm in 1 hour, sometimes up to 40/60 mm very occasionally.

By midday on Saturday, thunderstorms will then shift “outside our borders “, according to forecasters.

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