Thunderstorms: Orange rain-flood vigilance reduced Monday to two departments, Drôme and Ardèche

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Weather Thirty-three departments were affected on Sunday

Thunderstorms: Orange rain-flood vigilance reduced Monday to two departments, the Drôme and the Ardèche

Storms and wind (illustration). — Mourad ALLILI/SIPA

An area of ​​rain, sometimes mixed with thunderstorms, will extend Monday morning from eastern Occitanie and the PACA region to the southeast of the Massif Central, to the south-east of the Massif Central. Rhône-Alpes up to Franche-Comté and the south of Alsace, according to Météo-France

In the middle of the day, Ardèche and Drôme will be placed on orange thunderstorm and rain-flood alert but the last departments in orange in the west of the country have returned to yellow, indicated the meteorological service in its latest bulletin.

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Strong gusts of wind

The activity Rainy and stormy weather will be temporarily sustained, particularly from Ardèche and the middle Rhône valley to the northern Alps and the Jura. Significant accumulations of water will be expected in particular in the Drôme and Ardèche.

As the storms pass, strong gusts will also be present. fear on the Côte d’Azur. This zone will gradually shift to east of the Rhône then towards the Alps in the afternoon. More moderate rain will reach Corsica.

Unstable in the rest of the country

In the rest of the country, the start of the morning will be calmer in overall, with showers initially limited to the coasts of the Channel and the Atlantic, a cloudy sky; to the north, sunnier; over the southwest.

Then the instability will restart. Showers, interspersed with clearings, will increase and cross most regions from west to east. Although less intense than Sunday, the storm lines may be accompanied by a little hail and gusts, particularly from the Center to the northeast quarter. More isolated storms will occur in Languedoc-Roussillon and in the interior of PACA. A calm will appear from the northwest at the end of the day.