Twelve departments were placed on orange alert in the late afternoon until Monday morning with the risk of snow and ice, high winds and avalanche risk.
Twelve departments were placed under orange alert, late Saturday afternoon until Monday morning, eight for risk of snow and ice, three for high winds in the Hauts-de-France and the Savoy for possible avalanches announced Meteo France.
The orange alert for snow and ice concerns the Aisne, the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, Hautes-Alpes, Ardeche, Cantal, Drôme, Haute-Loire and Lozère, while the Nord, Pas-de-Calais and the Somme are affected by strong winds.
The time is now “fairly quiet on the country. The first rains of oceanic disturbance earn the west facade “while” on the Savoy, snow depth is about 50 cm from 1,500 meters above sea level in the northern slopes, “said the same source .
Just before a thaw expected Sunday morning, freezing rain will be observed in the Massif Central and until mid-Rhône valley. “They temporarily make them very slippery,” warns Météo France.
On the Hauts-de-France, a “snowfall brief requiring special vigilance”, followed by a classic winter storm this season.
The southern Alps will be affected by “a snowfall at low altitude remarkable” while on the mountains of Savoy, affected by a new disturbance Sunday, avalanches can reach the road and affect especially the road altitude areas.