A new storm called Carmen could hit France on New Years Day

Weather: A New Storm called Carmen Could Sweep France at New Year

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The arrival of a new storm, named Carmen, is confirmed more and more. A depression that could sweep France on Monday 1st January 2018

After Ana and Bruno , a new storm  could sweep France, Monday 1 January 2017 in the morning. The new year could be hectic with the arrival of this new storm, named Carmen .

The weather channel says Saturday, Dec. 30, according to its latest forecast that “depression come on Monday morning France starting over Brittany. The heart would flow north of the Loire to pass on the Paris Basin in mid-day, before escaping to Germany in the evening. ”

Storm coupled with large tidal coefficients

In addition to strong winds that could hit the areas swept by the storm, the situation could be exacerbated by “a period of strong tidal coefficients with coefficients of 95 Monday, 103 on Tuesday and 108 Wednesday.”

“Combined with high winds and heavy seas, strong these factors result in a risk of coastal flooding at high tide on the coast of the Channel and the Atlantic coast.”

As a result, different prefectures concerned invite the public to the greatest caution. The prefecture of Britain has called for vigilance on his Twitter account.

In the Finistère, the prefect Pascal Lelarge also takes stock of the situation :

“Subject to confirmation this weekend, a yellow waves submersion vigilance this probably Sunday could evolve in orange waves submersion vigilance tide evening Monday 1 January. Under the influence of the tide, a yellow flood vigilance episode is also planned.”




The prefect recalled on this occasion the behavior of boards to adopt to reduce the risk:

Winds: safety recommendations 

  • Limit your trips
  • Limit your speed in highway driving, especially if you drive or hitch sensitive to the effects of wind
  • Do not walk in the forest and coastline
  • Be alert to possible falling branches or of other products
  • Do not work on roofs and touch any electrical son fell to the ground
  • Cranes must be released for free rotation
  • Store or secure sensitive objects the effects of wind or susceptible to damage

Waves flooding: safety recommendations 

  • Whenever possible, do not walk by the sea and avoid the nearby beaches or shores where unfurl rolls.
  • Protect watercraft.
  • Inhabitants of the sea, protect your possessions against the rising waters.

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