Weather: Half of France placed on yellow alert

Weather: Half of France placed on yellow alert

This Sunday, January 8, Météo-France has put almost half of France on alert for violent winds, torrential rain, storms or floods.

The sky will rumble. Météo-France has put almost half of the French territory on yellow vigilance this Sunday, January 8th. A total of 49 departments have been placed on yellow vigilance for strong winds, storms or floods, while the departments of Hautes-Alpes, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence and Alpes-Maritimes are responsible for avalanche danger.

While the weather situation was rather calm in the morning, it should deteriorate in the afternoon and there should be “frequent, stronger and sometimes stormy” showers. The episode was expected to last into the evening before a possible calm return on Monday.

“From the English Channel and the Belgian border to the Pays de Loire and Poitou, clearings and cloudy periods alternate from the morning, but we must also expect some showers at times,” specifies Météo-France.

“The southwest to west wind blows in gusts of up to 60 to 70 km/h in the morning, it then increases to 70 to 80 km/h inland, 90 km/h near the coast,” added the weather service.

The afternoon promises to be stormy, especially in Nantes, Rennes, Brest and Cherbourg-Octeville. The stormy episode will explain itself in the evening towards Paris, Amiens and Lille.

In Corsica, placed on yellow vigilance for violent winds, thunderstorms, torrential rain and avalanches, “the rains are blocked and continue from morning to evening, causing good accumulations in the west of the island”, the south-south wind could the west reach 70 to 90 km/h.

See also  USA: He attacks a police station with a chainsaw

However, the temperatures are still very mild. “The maximum range from 9 to 13 °C on the northern half and the Massif Central, from 11 to 16 °C in the south, locally 17 °C on Béarn and the Mediterranean coast, up to 18 °C in Corsica,” notes Météo-France .