The North is opening up more accommodation places in anticipation of a cold peak (illustration).
V. WARTNER / 20 MINUTES
The wave of extreme cold continues, this Thursday morning, in the north-east of France with twelve departments placed on orange vigilance, Météo France announced in its morning bulletin.
Four departments in the West have also been placed under orange vigilance for freezing rains (Finistère, Morbihan, Côtes-d'Armor and Loire-Atlantique).
Four other departments are also on orange vigilance for flooding (Charente-Martime, Gironde, Somme, Seine-et-Marne).
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Up to -20 ° C felt in some areas
Freezing temperatures are expected for the coming days in the Northeast.
Globally, the temperatures at dawn on Thursday are between -10 and -14 degrees, locally less.
In the northeast sector, the wind will be an aggravating factor of the extreme cold, greatly increasing the feeling of cold, with a feeling of up to -15 to -20 in the colder areas.
Overall the weather will improve over the country, it will become drier but very cold in the north.
The sky will be clear on the North and the East, more and more hazy going towards the West.
The sun will be back over the South-East and Corsica, with a sensitive westerly wind from the Var to Corsica.
Brittany will experience a small snowy episode followed by new freezing rains from midday, making the roads slippery.
The east wind will blow quite strongly on the Channel coast.
Minimum temperatures will range from -10 to -4 degrees over a good northern half of the country, locally even less, especially in the Vosges, and from -1 to 6 degrees in the southern third, up to 8 or 9 on the Mediterranean coast. .
The maximums will be close to 0 degrees on the northern half, they will vary between 3 and 9 degrees from the Alps to the Charentes and between 10 and 15 degrees in the south, up to 17 on the Côte d'Azur.
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