In the context of an intense heatwave episode, Météo-France placed 24 departments of the country on orange vigilance this Wednesday afternoon. Among them, 16 are for risk of thunderstorms ranging from Alsace Lorraine to Franche Comté and the Center East.
A capricious end to the heat wave. As the heat wave begins to slowly decline, it should give way to violent storms.
As a result, Météo-France placed this Wednesday, July 20 sixteen departments, ranging from Alsace Lorraine to Franche Comté and the Center-East, in orange vigilance to thunderstorms. This concerns Meurthe-et-Moselle, Moselle, Bas-Rhin, Vosges, Haut-Rhin, Territoire de Belfort, Haute-Saône, Doubs, Jura, Loire, Rhône, ‘Ain, Haute-Savoie, Haute-Loire, Isère, and Savoie.
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These storms could be violent, accompanied by hail, strong electrical activity and locally gusts of wind (80/100 km / h) and intense rain, specifies Météo France.
As for the high temperatures, they now only concern the south-eastern quarter of the country and Alsace and should last several more days in this part of the country.