WEATHER: Winds can reach 130 to 140 km/h on the Atlantic coast …
Eleven departments of South West France this Sunday from 10am have been placed om orange alert for strong winds, said Meteo France . Relevant departments are Ariège, Aude, Charente-Maritime, Haute-Garonne, Gers, Gironde, Landes, Lot-et-Garonne, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Hautes-Pyrenees and the Pyrenees -Orientales. The end of the event is scheduled for Monday at 10am.
The “Depression called” Marcel “- the third in less than four days – arrives on the Atlantic coast, with gusts of around 100 km/h are already observed this morning,” said Météo-France in its newsletter this morning.
Substantial snowfall over the Pyrenees
“The wind will significantly strengthen. The departments placed in orange alert, the expected values are 130 to 140 km/h on the Atlantic coast, 100 punctually, 110 km/h in the interior of the Southwest under strong storms for the season, 120 km / h in the area of the Tramontana in the interior, 140 km/h on the coast. values in the range of 140/150 km/h are possible altitude peaks of the Pyrenees “, according to forecasters.
These also advertise quite substantial snowfall over the Pyrenees with a snow / rain limit to 800 m in the night from Sunday to Monday.
On the night of Friday to Saturday, the storm named Leiv, announced “exceptional”, had already hit hard the southwest with gusts up to 148 km/h causing damage and disruption.