The night is likely to be agitated in the South West of France.

Météo France has in fact placed twelve departments this Sunday on orange vigilance for “thunderstorms” or “wind”, including ten departments of New Aquitaine and Occitanie.

Forecasters predict from this Sunday 2pm and until Monday morning “a high risk of violent phenomena”.

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- VigiMeteoFrance (@VigiMeteoFrance) May 9, 2021

Thunderstorms will develop in the early afternoon, over the southwest of New Aquitaine, in the departments of Charente, Charente-Maritime, Dordogne, Gironde, Landes, Lot-et-Garonne, Pyrénées-Atlantiques , Haute-Vienne, Gers and Hautes-Pyrénées.

They will then progress north and east, in particular towards Tarn-et-Garonne, Lot and Limousin.

Before reaching the rest of the Midi-Pyrénées region or even Poitou in the evening.

Winds up to 130 km / h in the Pyrenees

These thunderstorms will be accompanied by hailstorms and locally strong rainfall amounts of up to 15 to 30 mm per hour.

Lined with violent gusts of wind that can reach up to 120 km / h very locally, and peaks on the peaks of the Pyrenees at 130 km / h.

The departments of Loire and Haute-Loire, in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region, will be affected by “violent winds”.

The gusts will strengthen in the afternoon to exceed 100km / h on the plateaus of these two departments.


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