Thunderstorms and hail. Meteo France has placed 18 departments in orange alert. Gusts of wind could reach 110 km/h.
Eighteen departments, especially in the Hauts-de-France and the Paris region, were placed in orange alert because of forecasts of sometimes violent storms that may be accompanied by hail, said Tuesday Météo – France.
This “highly stormy situation (…) requires particular vigilance given its intensity and to the extent that there is a high probability of occurrence of the violent phenomenon,” said the institution in a statement.
Tuesday late morning, the pre-storm zone was located on Lower Normandy and headed to the Ile-de-France .
It should take strength in the afternoon, initially affecting the Paris region and Burgundy , then the Hauts-de-France and the west of the Grand-Est region .
“In the most violent storms, we expect hail and gusts of wind of the order of 90 to 110 km / h “, but the phenomenon will be “fairly brief”, of the order of a few hours.
The eighteen departments concerned are:
- les Ardennes
- la Marne
- la Meuse
- le Nord
- le Pas-de-Calais
- Paris et la petite couronne
- la Seine-et-Marne
- les Yvelines
- la Somme
- le Val-d’Oise.