Severe Thunderstorms: Orange Alert Extended to Nine Central and Eastern Departments

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Severe Thunderstorms: Orange Alert Extended to Nine Central and Eastern Departments

Tuesday 6th August 2019, thunderstorms, accompanied by violent gusts, intense rains and hail, are expected on the Central-East of the country, placed on Orange Alert.

Watch out for storms. On Tuesday, August 6, 2019, in the morning, Meteo France extended the orange alert to nine departments in the centre and east of the country. The orange alert is maintained in Ain, Doubs, Jura, Loire, Haute-Loire and Rhône, and activated in Isère, Saône-et-Loire and Haute-Savoie.




Wind, rain, hail …

The phenomenon, scheduled to begin in the early afternoon, could become very violent locally. A strong electrical activity will be accompanied by very sustained winds (80 to 100 km/h), of heavy rain and sometimes hail.

The storm risk will decrease significantly during the night on the departments placed in orange vigilance.

The weather organization asks the inhabitants and the people present on-site to limit their activities and their movements.

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