WEATHER: Meteo France placed 15 departments of Midi-Pyrénées and the Massif Central in orange alert for thunderstorms late in the day. They will be accompanied by heavy rain and hail in places …
They should touch the eight departments of the former Midi-Pyrénées as well as those of the Allier, the Loire, Correze, Cantal, Puy-de-Dôme, Haute-Loire and the Creuse.
— Météo-France (@meteofrance) July 19, 2017
According to the warning bulletin, “there is a significant risk of violent phenomenon. On the South West and the Massif Central, thunderstorms will be accompanied by heavy hail, wind gusts of violence and will provide strong local rain totals in a short time, of the order of 50 to 80 mm. ”
End of thunderstorms tonight
These important showers should especially touch the Tarn-et-Garonne, Lot, Tarn and Aveyron in the evening.
The authorities therefore call for caution, avoid using electrical appliances during the stormy episode, to be vigilant when traveling. This violent episode should be completed in the middle of night, around 2 am.
— Préfet Occitanie (@PrefetOccitanie) July 19, 2017