Thunderstorms and Hail: Four Departments of the West in Orange Alert

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Four departments in the West of France on Orange Alert for Thunderstorms and Hail

Four departments of the West are placed Monday in orange vigil for violent storms with a risk of hail. Thunderstorms that could reach the north of the country during the day.

Four departments of the West are placed Monday in orange alert for violent storms with a risk of hail , according to Meteo France, which provides for a “very likely” extension of the alert to a large part of the north of the country in the morning.

The alert is valid from 11h to 20h for the departments of Charente, Charente-Maritime, Deux-Sèvres and Vienne.

Meteo France evokes a “stormy situation requiring particular vigilance” with “rainy storms over short periods”.

The vines touched by hail

On Saturday, the violent storms of hail that fell on the west facade caused many interventions by firefighters without casualties, and caused major damage in the vineyards of Bordeaux and Charente.

On Monday morning, in an unstable and humid atmosphere, thunderstorms will develop from the Massif Central and progress towards the northwest.



In the departments placed in orange vigilance, these storms will be able to give heavy precipitations and hail , with potential accumulations of the order of 40 to 50 mm in a short time. Despite some possible bursts, the wind will remain weak overall.

This orange alert for severe “storms” could be extended to a large part of the north of the country in the morning and evening, very rainy thunderstorms are expected with accumulations of the order of 40 to 50 mm in 1 to 2 hours.

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