STORMS: An orange alert has been issued as an intense Mediterranean storms episode is expected in the coming hours
Meteo France has placed the departments of Hérault, Aude and Pyrénées-Orientales in orange vigilance for storms, and flood risks. Andorra is also concerned by the scheme. The start of the meteorological event is announced Tuesday at 8 am, and should end Wednesday at 7 am.
🔶 3 dpts et l’Andorre en #vigilanceOrange
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According to the bulletin issued at 4 pm on Monday, a marked rainy-stormy Mediterranean episode is expected. “Weak rains will cross Languedoc-Roussillon this [Monday] night and night. The intense rainy-stormy episode will begin on Tuesday morning on the Pyrenees and off the coast, then will concern in the morning the three departments “, indicate the services of Météo France. The expected thunderstorms will be locally violent, “sometimes organized inline or not very mobile, generating high rainfall accumulations of the order of 30 to 50 mm in a short time, 50 to 100 mm in a few hours. ”
Hailstorms and violent gusts of wind are also expected. A new intense rainy episode is then expected on these same departments in the night from Tuesday to Wednesday. “The accumulations expected over the entire episode are of the order of 100 to 150 mm generalized, locally 200 to 250 mm, even punctually more,” continues the bulletin issued by Météo France. The rains should fade on Wednesday.