18 departments placed on Orange alert for thunderstorms

Thunderstorms: 18 Departments of the Northern Half in Orange Alert

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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.

Read also: Essonne. The storms and hail expected this Tuesday afternoon

Tuesday late morning, the pre-storm zone was located on Lower Normandy and headed to the Ile-de-France .

Read also: Weather in Seine-et-Marne: thunderstorms and hail announced this Tuesday afternoon

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:

  • l’Aisne
  • les Ardennes
  • l’Aube
  • la Marne
  • la Meuse
  • le Nord
  • l’Oise
  • le Pas-de-Calais
  • Paris et la petite couronne
  • la Seine-et-Marne
  • les Yvelines
  • la Somme
  • l’Yonne
  • l’Essonne
  • le Val-d’Oise.

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