Rain: Three Departments in Southwest on Orange Alert

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Thunderstorms with heavy rain are expected in the Southwest, with an orange alert issued

The Orange Alert was originally on five departments. Heavy rains are still expected in the Ariege, Haute-Garonne and Hautes-Pyrénées.

The storms have passed but the rain is still abundant this Tuesday in Occitan. Meteo France placed three departments in the Southwest on orange alert (level 3 of 4).

Relevant departments are the Hautes-Pyrénées, Haute-Garonne and the Ariege under surveillance from 4pm until 1am. The Tarn-et-Garonne was excluded from the orange alert, but is on normal alert from 4pm and the Gers from 7pm.


The meteorological agency warns against rains and floods. “The thunderstorm activity has disappeared, giving way to moderate continuous rain. Since this (Tuesday) morning, the local accumulations approaching 50 mm, particularly in the Toulouse region, and locally on the foothills of the Pyrenees, “said Meteo France a bulletin in the evening.

By early afternoon already, “a lull” was recognized on these departments. Météo-France provides “persistent moderate continuous rain, locally heavy until mid night on the Pyrenean foothills, where additional accumulations may approach 30 to 50 mm or 60/80, 100 mm locally including the fallen rain previously ‘.

This morning, an orange alert was in effect in five departments because of thunderstorms.

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