Airports flooded, “hailstones the size of a bullet”: Île-de-France hit by violent storms

Airports flooded, “hailstones the size of a bullet”: Île-de-France hit by violent storms
Airports flooded, “hailstones the size of a bullet”: Île-de-France hit by violent storms

By Editorial Paris
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May 2, 24 at 9:09

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The weather turned stormy, Wednesday May 1, 2024, in Paris and the rest of theIle-de-France. The springtime mildness of the late afternoon suddenly gave way to opaque skies, heavy rain and thunder.

“Hailstones the size of a bullet” in Seine-Saint-Denis

In the north of the capital, lightning overlooking the Sacré-Cœur in Montmartre (18th) set the tone for the night. The Eiffel Tower was not left out.

On the other side of the ring road, Seine-Saint-Denis was not spared. Placed on orange alert by Meteo Francethe Ile-de-France department experienced an eventful evening.

HAS Tremblay-en-Francein particular, impressive hailstones were filmed.

Areas of Paris-Charles-de-Gaulle airport were completely flooded. Planes were therefore unable to land. Same at Orly. Groupe ADP assured this morning at France Info that the situation had returned to normal.

The observation was identical in the greater suburbs, with vehicles stopped on the A1 in Val-d’Oise, or significant storms observed in Seine-et-Marne. This Thursday, May 2 in the morning, traffic was slowed down on the RER D as a result of severe bad weather overnight and flooding (mudslides).

Île-de-France, once again in the green on the vigilance map Meteo Franceshould however escape a new stormy episode.

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