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The episode lasted barely half an hour. The city of Lyon was swept by a violent thunderstorm this Wednesday afternoon. Rain, gusts of wind, hail ... In the space of 10 minutes, the quays, streets of the Presqu'ile, entrances to metro stations and cycle paths were flooded. Many videos have been posted on social networks. Nearly 23 millimeters of water fell in thirty minutes, indicates the Météo Villes website.

#Lyon A violent #orage fell on the city. The quays of # Saône were flooded in just 10 minutes (video by E. Ettori)

- Caroline Girardon (@CaroGirardon) July 1, 2020

#pistecyclable #inondation #orage #Lyon

- Florian BONET (@florian_bonet) July 1, 2020

⛈ When the thunderstorm passed, the ENS station in Lyon (7th) raised 22.6 mm in 30 minutes! Significant flooding has been observed in Oullins. (video @AmelieDeloraine)

- Cities Weather (@Meteovilles) July 1, 2020

The street in the garden of plants transformed into a torrent because of the # thunderstorm that hits #Lyon.
If a canoe goes down the slopes in 2min I'm not even surprised.

- François Hamelin (@ FrancoisH360) July 1, 2020

Violent #orage in #Lyon: you have to get your feet wet to enter the #Bellecour station. The # Rhône department still on orange alert @lyonmag

- Julien Damboise (@JDANDOU) July 1, 2020

Météo-France has placed 9 departments in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region on orange alert. These thunderstorms, which should be accompanied over the hours by a drop in temperatures, will continue on Thursday in the region, in a less violent manner.


Thunderstorms, hail and strong winds… Nine departments of the South East of France placed in orange vigilance

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