Île-de-France placed on orange alert for risks of “virulent” storms

Île-de-France placed on orange alert for risks of “virulent” storms
Île-de-France placed on orange alert for risks of “virulent” storms

Météo-France places the entire Île-de-France on orange alert this Wednesday, May 1. “Marked electrical activity” is expected.

Orange alert on Île-de-France this Wednesday, May 1. On this Labor Day, Météo-France places 14 departments, including the eight Ile-de-France departments, on orange alert for the risk of storms from 7 p.m.

“In the departments placed on orange vigilance, storms are expected to be virulent with high intensities of precipitation, hail, squalls. Electrical activity will also be marked,” explains Météo-France in its vigilance bulletin released this Wednesday May 1st in the morning.

“Vortex phenomena” not to be excluded

Île-de-France is also placed on yellow alert for rain and flooding. “The intensity of the precipitation, the gusts of wind, and the exact location of the strongest accumulations remain difficult to specify at this stage”, however underlines Météo-France at the start of the morning.

According to the meteorological agency, a significant risk of hail and heavy rainfall are to be expected, with “up to 15 to 20 mm in 1 hour, and 30 to 40 mm, or even locally 50 mm in just 3 to 4 hours”.

Strong gusts of wind are also expected to affect the region, with winds most often estimated at 60, 70 km/h, and locally 80 or even 90 km/h.

“Twirl phenomena cannot be excluded locally”, finally warns Météo-France.

Alexis Lalemant Journalist

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