Ten departments of the northwest quarter and three central-eastern France were placed in orange alert for strong winds on Sunday morning.
In addition Calvados, Eure, Manche, Nord, Pas-de-Calais, Seine-Maritime and Somme placed on Saturday morning orange alert, Meteo France has broadened the Sunday morning orange vigilance to three other departments: Loire, Haute-Loire and the Rhône.
The warning, however, also triggered Saturday morning was lifted for Côtes d’Armor department, Finistère, Ille-et-Vilaine, Mayenne, Morbihan and Orne.
The end of the alert is provided for earlier Monday at 9pm.
According to Meteo France, it is ‘ ‘ a common storm at sea, from the Atlantic to the Channel, and (a) strong gale in the North West of France “ . It is, she says, an “event occurring three to four times a year” .