The northeast quarter of the country has been placed on yellow alert due to thunderstorms expected this afternoon. Elsewhere, the weather will alternate between light rain and sunny spells.
The weather will still be very unstable this Sunday 19th March 2023. According to Meteo France , thunderstorms are expected in a northeast quarter, in the Grand Est and part of the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, where 13 departments have been placed on yellow alert.
Thunderbolts in the Great East
The skies should become cloudy in the middle of the afternoon before the thunderstorms do not evacuate to the east.
Elsewhere, clouds dominate and give frequent showers throughout the day. “Snow showers are expected from 1500 to 1700m in the Pyrenees and the Alps, above 2000m on the Island of Beauty”, notes Météo France.
The departments concerned by a yellow alert
Due to thunderstorms: Côte-d’Or, Doubs, Jura, Haute-Marne, Meurthe-et-Moselle, Meuse, Moselle, Bas-Rhin, Haut-Rhin, Haute-Saône, Saône-et-Loire, Vosges and Territory of Belfort.
Due to floods: Charente and Charente-Maritime.
Due to avalanches: Savoie and Haute-Savoie.
The clouds are a little more discreet along the Golfe du Lion in the morning, as well as in the lower Rhone Valley in the afternoon and then in the PACA region at the end of the day.
Further west, over Brittany and the Cotentin, the clearings are equal with the clouds in the morning, this variable sky reaches the regions ranging from the Hauts de France to the Aquitaine coasts in the afternoon. Then at the end of the afternoon, the clouds are back and become thicker and thicker from the Bay of Seine to the Gulf of Morbihan, but the weather remains dry.
Temperatures up to 16°C
In terms of temperatures, it will be at its lowest between 6 and 8 degrees in the country’s northern half and between 8 and 11 further south. At the best of the afternoon, the thermometer will climb between 10 and 14 degrees in the northern half and between 14 and 16 over the southern regions.