Europe 1 6:44 am, September 08, 2021

In its latest bulletin, Météo-France announces that 32 departments are placed on orange vigilance for the risk of thunderstorms, from the South-West to Île-de-France.

These storms will sometimes be accompanied by hail, warns Météo-France. 

32 departments have been placed on orange vigilance for the risk of thunderstorms, Météo France announced on Wednesday in its latest bulletin.

These are all the departments of the Ile-de-France region, Eure-et-Loir, Loiret, Yonne, Sarthe, Loir-et-Cher, Cher, Nièvre, 'Indre-et-Loire, Allier, Indre, Creuse, Haute-Vienne, Corrèze, Dordogne, Lot, Lot-et-Garonne, Tarn-et- Garonne, Aveyron, Tarn, Gers, Aude, Ariège, Haute-Garonne, and Hautes-Pyrénées. 

32 deposits in #vigilanceOrange

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Risk of hail

"Thunderstorms, sometimes strong, will affect an axis going from the former Midi-Pyrénées to Center-Val-de-Loire / Île-de-France in the afternoon and evening of Wednesday, with sometimes hail and significant accumulations of rain in a short time ", writes Météo France, which qualifies this stormy episode as" not exceptional ". 

At the beginning of the afternoon, "a new stormy axis will be organized from the west of Occitanie to Limousin and Center-Val-de-Loire (...) This stormy axis is planned to move towards the Paris region, the north of Auvergne, and the Midi Toulousain at the end of the afternoon and evening, "warns Météo-France.