20 departments in France on alert for storms and wind of up to 100km/h – The Connexion

Storms are expected to hit France tonight, including gusts as high as 100 km/h, causing some public parks plus gardens to be closed in anticipation.

A total of twenty departments are on orange alert with regard to storms, from the Massif Central to Alsace. Violent storms are expected to hit the country this afternoon and into the evening.  

Gusts of wind up to 100km/h are expected, along with heavy rain and even some hail in places. Between 30-60mm of rain is anticipated, which could rise in order to as much as 90-100mm in the particular Cévennes,   La Chaîne Météo has said.

The alerts are usually currently set to remain within place until 6: 00 tomorrow morning (Monday, October 24).

It comes as Météo France has predicted that, apart from the storms, unseasonally mild weather is expected to last until at least the beginning of November.

Temperatures associated with 17-25C are required across the particular country next week and the week after, with forecasters stating that the month is shaping up to be “historically warm”.

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