Strong winds are battering the coastline of Brittany this morning, especially in Finistère. Blame it on a depression named Martin. This department, as well as Morbihan, the Côtes d’Armor and Ille-et-Vilaine have been placed on yellow alert for violent wind, since 7pm on Saturday, and waves submersion, since 6 am, this Sunday 27th January, 2019.
The department of Finistere is placed on yellow alert for strong winds since 7pm yesterday and for submersion waves since 6am this morning. The prefecture informs that the “speed of traffic on the Iroise bridge in Brest is lowered to 70 km/h until 10 am this Sunday,” in its statement. It also calls for caution in travelling, speed on the road and highway, advises against walking in the forest and on the coast, etc. To stay informed, the Météo France website updates its forecasts or on the site of the prefecture.
The other Breton departments will also be subject to strong winds. Caution! The wind from west to north-west is turbulent: it sometimes blows up to 70 km/h in the land, up to 90 km / h on the coasts of the Channel and the Atlantic, or 100 km/h on the North Sea coast. The Tramontane then the west wind on the Provençal coast to the ends of Corsica also become quite strong in the afternoon: gusts of 80 to locally 100 km/h.
Bad weather spreads to most parts of the country, sparing only the Mediterranean. In an often windy atmosphere, rain or sleet parade from west to east. They are temporarily supported, sometimes accompanied by thunder and ice pellets, especially from the southwestern quarter to the Massif Central and the eastern regions.
In the afternoon, the unstable activity fades a little over a large quarter southwest, from the Channel to Poitou-Charente, the showers then leave some clearings. The most pronounced rainfall is gradually declining towards the south of the Garonne, on the north-east, Franche-Comté and the alpine massif. On the eastern relief, it snows from 1000/1200 m in the morning, then 700/800 m. The snow flurries go from 600/700 m to 400/500 m on the Pyrenees and the Massif Central.
Cloudy passages manage to overflow to the Mediterranean beaches. Western Corsica is more loaded with more and more frequent showers. Maximum temperatures range from 5 to 9 degrees in general, 9 to 11 on the plains of the Southwest, 12 to 15 near the Great Blue.