Meteo France placed 17 departments of central and northeast orange alert for thunderstorms Tuesday morning through to Midnight on Wednesday
Seventeen departments are now placed in orange alert for storms, according to the bulletin at 6am from Meteo France.
The alert concerns the departments of Aube, Côte-d’Or, Doubs, Jura, the Marne, Haute-Marne, Meurthe-et-Moselle, Meuse, the Moselle, Nièvre, Bas-Rhin, Haut-Rhin, Haute-Saone, in Saône-et-Loire, Vosges, Yonne and the Territoire de Belfort.
The end of the storm event is scheduled for Wednesday at midnight.
Thunderstorms sometimes accompanied by strong gusts
A sometimes very stormy crossing home this morning west of Burgundy, south of Champagne and Lorraine. After a lull in the late morning and midday, thunderstorm activity will resume in the afternoon, said the agency.
Sometimes violent storms will cover areas from the Massif Central to the Jura and Alsace. They will be accompanied by locally strong wind gusts up to 100 km/h, hail and sudden rainfall (40 mm in no time).
In addition, a large quarter in the southeast of France also turns into a Orange Alert for a heatwave after 4pm. Especially the minimum temperatures will be remarkable night in the Mediterranean Sea reaching or exceeding 25 degrees in places, said Meteo France.