Strong Gales and Storms Announced: Here is What Awaits Toulouse and Occitanie on Sunday

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Storms and Gales are forecast for Toulouse and Occitanie

The summer weather should turn stormy, Sunday 9th May, in Toulouse and Occitanie. Meteo France is also forecasting strong gales in the region. What awaits us.

The southerly wind will blow strongly on Sunday 9th May 2021, particularly in gustsAfter a summer Saturday in terms of temperatures – with 27 ° C felt in Toulouse and up to 28 ° C in Albi (Tarn) and Tarbes (Hautes-Pyrénées) – and a similar start to the day, in the afternoon Sunday should turn into a thunderstorm.

Up to 65 km/h in Toulouse

According to Meteo France forecasts, this “generally southerly wind will blow strongly, especially in the mountains. The gusts will reach 70 to 90 km/h in the foothills and the Pyrenean valleys, in the south of Toulouse and around the Gulf of Lion ”.

On the relief of the Pyrenees, the gusts will exceed 100 km/hIn Toulouse, they should blow around 65 km/h at the end of the day.

stormy degradation will follow. For the time being, Toulouse and the Haute-Garonne are on yellow alert for strong winds. And avalanches in the mountains.

Five departments on orange alert

This Sunday 9th May 2021, Météo France had placed two departments in the region on orange alertThese were the Hautes-Pyrénées (thunderstorms, avalanches and strong winds) and the Gers (thunderstorms).

At the beginning of the afternoon, three other departments of Occitanie were added to it: Haute-Garonne , Tarn-et-Garonne and Lot (violent wind and storms). An alert that runs until Monday, May 10, 6 a.m.

“Locally violent” phenomena

In a press release published in the middle of the afternoon, the Haute-Garonne prefecture “calls for vigilance”:

“These strong thunderstorms will be accompanied by violent gusts of wind that can reach 80 to 100 km/h and locally more; strong electrical activity; hailstorms; locally strong rainfall amounts of up to 15 to 30 mm/h.”

Prefecture of Haute-Garonne

At the same time, the wind is blowing in gusts over the Pyrenees with expected values ​​of around 100 to 130 km/h on the ridges , 80 to 100 km / h in the mountains, 70 to 90 km/h locally, 100 km/h in the valleys and on the foothills.

According to the prefecture, “these thunderstorms will gradually disappear from the west between the evening and the middle of the night from Sunday to Monday”.

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