14 departments placed on orange alert for thunderstorms, find out which ones

14 departments placed on orange alert for thunderstorms, find out which ones
14 departments placed on orange alert for thunderstorms, find out which ones

A month of May which is not starting off in the best way for the inhabitants of some French departments. Indeed, on May 1, 2024, Météo-France indicated that it had placed, in its bulletin, 14 departments on orange vigilance (level 3 out of 4) for storm phenomena which should begin at the end of the day or early evening. The departments affected by this alert are: Somme, Aisne, Oise, Yonne, Aube, Marne, Paris, Seine-Saint-Denis, Val-de-Marne, Hauts-de-Seine, Val-d’Oise, Seine-et- Marne, Essonne and Yvelines. It is indicated that these violent storms are “likely to cause significant damage locally”. Thunderstorms could be accompanied by hail and significant wind gusts of up to 80 km/h. “Electrical activity will also be marked,” added the meteorological organization. These storms are the result of a conflict of air masses with warm air in the north of the country and cooler air in the southern part. Météo-France has also placed the departments of Calvados, Eure, Orne and Seine-Maritime on orange alert for a rain-flood phenomenon. In addition, the entire north and east of the country as well as part of the Alps, but also the Pyrénées-Orientales and Corsica are on yellow alert (level 2 out of 4) for the same reason, namely significant risks of ‘thunderstorm.

As of Thursday, May 2, only four departments should still be affected by this orange vigilance for storm phenomena. These are the Somme, the Oise, (…)

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