Saturday 6th July 2019, violent storms hit the east of the country. In the space of one day, 73,700 lightning bolts were recorded, a record since the beginning of the year.
The lightning was announced, and she struck. Saturday 6th July 2019, Meteo France had placed 23 departments in orange alert for violent storms.
The areas concerned were mainly in eastern France and part of the south.
According to Keraunos , the French observatory of thunderstorms, the day of Saturday 6th July has been the most devastated since the beginning of the year. 73 700 lightning bolts were recorded in one day in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region in particular.
73700 éclairs détectés ce samedi sur la France : ce 6 juillet devient la journée la plus foudroyée de l’année 2019 ! Les orages ont été violents entre Auvergne et Rhône-Alpes notamment, avec des grêlons qui ont atteint 9 cm de diamètre localement #foudre #orage #grele pic.twitter.com/sNeZAx0j8h
— Keraunos (@KeraunosObs) 6 July 2019
Hailstones nine centimeters
On social networks, internet users have captured images of lightning , as here, near Grenoble (Isère) .
— Ouisti 🔥 윗티 (@OuistiYtb) 6 July 2019
Les forts #orages ont traversé les contreforts sud du #MassifCentral cette nuit, notamment les abords des Cévennes. Une activité électrique très soutenue a été observée comme du côté du viaduc de #Millau (parfois plusieurs éclairs par seconde). pic.twitter.com/B7rNPZvudw
— Météo Villes (@Meteovilles) 7 July 2019
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Of hail fell in the late afternoon, with hailstones sometimes reaching 9 centimeters in diameter.
— leglaude (@leglaude6) 6 July 2019
These phenomena have caused some damage, says France Bleu. More than 200 times, firefighters intervened mainly for windows or broken tiles in about fifteen municipalities, concentrated in the Loire department.
On June 18th, 2019, the city of Toulouse had also been victim of impressive hail storms. Metro and train had been impacted.
For this Sunday 7th July 2019, the sky should calm down: the orange vigilance is raised everywhere in France.