The waves at Lesconil in the Finistere on Thursday February 2nd.

Finistère: The Department Placed in Orange Alert for “wave-submersion”

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The department is placed in orange alert. The phenomena of “wave-submersion” are expected, announced Meteo France. The alert will take effect from Thursday at 7 pm. La Penn Ar Bed has already changed some crossings.

Some “very high waves” are expected on the coast of Finistère, announced Meteo France. The department is placed on orange alert this Thursday from 7pm.

The consequence of the depression, “off the Bay of Biscay, which flows to Ireland, and associated with strong winds from the south”, describes Météo-France.

Some “high winds”

Maintaining these strong winds all day on Thursday, February 2nd, may reinforce the waves on the coast and especially to generate “flooding on the lower parts, especially at high tide (8.46pm at Conquet, 8.20pm in Concarneau)  ” .

Another depression should approach the Bay of Biscay in the night of Thursday 2nd to Friday 3rd February and reaching Brittany on Friday morning. The tempestuous winds could then reach Brittany. Their trajectory is, for the moment, uncertain.

Traffic to the affected islands

La Penn Ar Bed has already changed some crossings  this Thursday, February 2nd. On Friday, February 3rd, no crossing will be performed in the morning. Those of the afternoon could also be deleted.

The orange alert is maintained until Friday, February 3rd at 11 am.

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