Twelve departments, mainly in the South-West, are placed in orange vigilance for thunderstorms, indicates Météo-France.

Hail falls should accompany the stormy episode.

Locally, wind gusts could reach up to 120 km / h. 

After the clearings this weekend, the weather is cloudy this Sunday over most of France.

Météo France places twelve departments, all located in the southwest, on orange vigilance for thunderstorms.

Vigilance begins at 4 p.m. this afternoon.

Haute-Vienne, Charente, Charente-Maritime, Gironde, Dordogne, Lot-et-Garonne, Landes, Gers, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Hautes-Pyrénées, Loire and Haute-Loire are concerned by this stormy episode.

Severe thunderstorms accompanied by hail

Thunderstorms may be accompanied by hail, warns Météo France.

Wind gusts of 80 to 100 km / h are expected in its departments.

Locally, the gusts could reach 120 km / h.

"The clear deterioration sets in at the end of the afternoon: a more organized rain-storm system approaches the coastal departments. It generates strong thunderstorms which will progress rapidly towards the east of Aquitaine, Charente, Gers. , the Hautes-Pyrénées ", explains Météo France in a press release. 

Météo France also places a very large part of the country on yellow alert in the face of storms and strong winds, in the face of deteriorating weather conditions.