Weather: Rain, Hail and Strong Winds, Normandy Soon Facing a New Storm?

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The Fionn or Felix storm should reach France and the Normandy coast Tuesday, January 16, 2018

A new storm could crack in Normandy. Fionn or Felix could happen by the Channel coast from the 16th January 2018. The maritime prefect urges caution.

Forecasters announce the arrival of a new storm in Normandy , Tuesday 16th January, 2018. After Ana, Bruno, Carmen and Eleanor, this new depression will bring heavy rain or hail.

Felix or Fionn, his name will depend on the country affected first. If it first strikes the British Isles, this new disturbance will be named Fionn. But “if its path first impact France and Spain, it will be called Felix,” said the Weather Channel.

Prudence by the sea

By way of a press release on Sunday 14 January, the Maritime Prefect of the Channel called boaters, sailors and other maritime users to “extreme caution”

“Given these perturbed weather conditions, characterized by the combination of high sea and strong winds, the maritime prefect recommend all water sports practices.”

According to state services, “the disturbance will arrive mid-morning on Monday on the west Cotentin with a southwest flow then west 30 to 35 knots (55 to 65 km / h) with gusts of 45 to 50 knots (85 to 95 km / h) locally. The sea state evolve from agitated high Monday in the morning, then become very strong since the Cotentin area west to the coast of Alabaster, at least until Wednesday, January 17th. “

A risk of hail

On Monday 15th January, the rain will fall in abundance with wind gusts between 45 and 65 km/h on the whole of Normandy, Tuesday 16th January, Meteo France anticipates thunderstorm with a risk of hail, mainly on Manche and Calvados. Locally violent episodes that will last into the night from Tuesday to Wednesday 17th January.

Meteo France anticipates hail and thundershowers in Normandy, Tuesday, January 16, 2018.
Meteo France anticipates hail and thundershowers in Normandy, Tuesday, January 16, 2018. (Screenshot © Météo France)

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