On the island of beauty, it blows and rumbles loudly.

Corsica was placed this Thursday morning immediately and until 11 a.m. in orange vigilance by Météo-France which announces "strong storms on the west coast in progress with very strong gusts".

“Corsica goes into orange vigilance immediately!

Be careful, also for other storm-related hazards, ”Météo-France said on Twitter.

#Corsica An exceptional 224 km/h gust has just been measured at the Marignana station on an exposed part of the west coast, 131 km/h in Ajaccio!

#Corsica goes into #vigilanceOrange immediately!

Be careful, also for other hazards related to #storms.

— VigiMeteoFrance (@VigiMeteoFrance) August 18, 2022

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In total in France, the two Corsican departments and the Pyrénées-Atlantiques are on orange alert thunderstorms and rain-floods Thursday morning, according to the meteorological organization which announces "significant accumulations of rain in the Basque Country following rain-stormy passages successive”.

Exceptional gusts of wind

"An exceptional gust of 224 km / h has just been measured at the Marignana station on an exposed part of the west coast" of Corsica, he also indicated on his Twitter account at 8:30 a.m.

A gust of 131 km / h was recorded in Ajaccio, he also specifies.

The heavy rains of Wednesday evening in the Southeast did not cause any casualties or major damage, according to the report of the firefighters in the area Thursday morning.

Météo-France has raised vigilance over the Mediterranean arc.


Storms: Thirteen departments on orange alert


Storms: Floods in Lyonnais and Marseille, but the situation should improve this Thursday

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