With the passage of depression Frederico, Météo-France placed 6 departments on orange alert this Thursday, November 16 for floods and four for violent winds. Vigilance will also be required for Friday.
Météo-France calls for “special vigilance”. This Thursday, November 16, 10 departments were placed on orange alert for violent winds or floods while “Frederico depression continues to cross the country“.
In detail, Pas-de-Calais, Nord, Meurthe-et-Moselle, Vosges, Vendée and Charente-Maritime have been placed on orange alert for flooding. Puy-de-Dôme, Var, Alpes-Maritimes and Haute-Corse have been placed on orange alert for violent winds. 67 other departments are on yellow alert.
The 130km/h mark already reached
This vigilance over almost the entire country is the consequence of the appearance of depression Frederico, which for the days of Thursday and Friday must move from the Gulf of Saint-Malo towards Germany.
This depression will cause lasting rain in Hauts-de-France and gales, sometimes strong, in the English Channel. During the day, Météo-France already noted wind gusts of 130km/h in Vernine in Puy-de-Dôme or 126km/h in Clermont-Ferrand, causing significant material damage.
In its national weather forecast, the public institute forecasts a “strengthening of the west to northwest wind this evening with gusts reaching 100 to 120 km/h, or even a little more on the terrain” in the Var and the Alpes-Maritimes. In Corsica, the “strengthening wind in the evening can reach 160 to 180 km/h on Cap Corse, 140 to 160 km/h on the coastal Balagne, and up to 120 km/h in the Bastia sector”.
Friday, vigilance will continue but to a lesser extent. The same six departments will still be placed on orange vigilance for floods until 11 a.m. while Puy-de-Dôme will return to green vigilance for violent winds.
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