Severe thunderstorms, hail and strong winds are expected in the late afternoon in Lorraine, Alsace, Champagne-Ardenne and Franche-Comté on Orange Alert
Meteo France has placed 11 departments of Grand-Est and Bourgogne-Franche-Comté in orange vigilance this Wednesday 5th June, 2019 for the risk of thunderstorms expected late afternoon in the northeast of the country.
In the Grand-Est, the Moselle, Meurthe-et-Moselle, Meuse, Vosges, Bas-Rhin, Haut-Rhin, Haute-Marne and Ardennes are concerned.
In Burgundy-Franche-Comté , the Territoire de Belfort, the Doubs and the Haute-Saône are also concerned.
🔶 11 dpts en #vigilanceOrange
— VigiMétéoFrance (@VigiMeteoFrance) 5 June 2019
“Big gusts of wind, even hail”
According to Meteo France, “sometimes heavy showers and thunderstorms develop on the north-east quarter, all accompanied by large gusts of wind, even hail.”
On the side of the French Observatory of tornadoes and violent storms, “these storms will be able to organize themselves to generate violent gusts of wind that can exceed 120 km/h”. “The risk of triggering microburst under hail cells and then very rainy is important,” warn forecasters.
#Orages – Un temps pluvieux domine sur l’ouest du pays ce mercredi. A l’avant du front froid, des orages pouvant être violents sont attendus en fin de journée avec possibilité de rafales de vent
> 100/120 km/h du nord Franche-Comté à la #Lorraine. https://t.co/2nHxaxJBkM pic.twitter.com/G0Ysiw7wFQ
— Keraunos (@KeraunosObs) 5 June 2019
Tuesday, it is the north of France which knew violent storms. In the Pas-de-Calais, teenagers who played football were struck by lightning. Two young footballers were seriously injured. One of them had a cardiac arrest.