“Given the already high level of some rivers and saturated soils” , Meteo France recommends the utmost caution, especially on the roads.
- what are the departments concerned?
the Ile-de-France and Hauts de France are concerned and the Ardennes, Aube, Cher, the Indre, the Loir-et-Cher, Loiret, Marne, Nièvre and the Yonne.
the orange alert has however been lifted for Vendée. The alert for “rain-storms and flooding” had also been lifted earlier, in Loire-Atlantique, Maine-et-Loire, Sarthe, Deux-Sevres and Vienne.
- At what levels of precipitation should we expect?
the expected rainfall totals are around 40 to 60 mm, locally with peaks of up to 80 mm, according to Météo France.
Monday “the first sustained rains, sometimes stormy, concern the Champagne-Ardennes, the is the Picardie and Nord-Pas de Calais says the weather report. In the evening, they will gradually affect the Ile de France, the Centre region and west Burgundy “.
- What is the impact storms?
Saturday afternoon in Paris, a city that was not however placed in orange alert, eleven people, including eight children 7 to 8 years who were celebrating anniversary, were injured by lightning, one seriously, in the Parc Monceau in the 8 th district, hit by a violent storm.
This weekend, some cities closed their parks and gardens like Nantes or Le Mans, and several events canceled as a precaution, or interrupted by rain.
on Friday night, hailstorms had affected departments Charente and Yonne, causing damage to the vineyards of Cognac and Chablis. A 3 year old child died Sunday in Yonne, in the basement of the family flooded pavilion.
Other hailstorms, very localized and very widespread flooding due to rains important, also hit some western regions, Seine-Maritime in the Vendée. Hail mainly affected the Loire-Atlantic, where 400 procedures were counted Saturday by firefighters.