Météo-France has placed no less than 28 departments on orange storm alert until midnight Monday evening. But the weather forecast for Tuesday looks much less turbulent.
[Updated March 13, 2023 at 7:34 p.m.] Haut-Rhin, Vosges, Haute-Marne, Territoire de Belfort, Haute-Saône, Côte-d'Or, Doubs, Jura, Nièvre, Saône-et-Loire, Allier, Puy-de-Dôme, Loire, Corrèze, Cantal, Lot, Aveyron, Tarn, Tarn-et-Garonne, Haute-Garonne and Ariège, Rhône, Ain, Savoie, Haute-Savoie, Bas-Rhin, Moselle and Meurthe-et-Moselle. Their common point? To have been placed, Monday, March 13, in orange vigilance for thunderstorms between 3 p.m. and midnight. However, after midnight, Tuesday March 14, 2023, it seems that the violent weather will not continue.
On the Météo-France map, for Tuesday, not all departments are announced in green. The yellow largely predominates. From North to South and from West to East, the entire metropolis, with the exception of a small green island formed in the south-eastern quarter of Lozère, Ardèche, Drôme, Haute-Loire, Loire , the Rhône and the Ain, remains in chick yellow. A color that tells people to be on their guard.
In most departments, those in the northern half and those in the southwestern quarter of the country, the call for vigilance concerns the wind. In the Pyrenees, there is also talk of avalanches. Just like in the Alps where, in addition to the yellow avalanche alert, a yellow rain-flood alert is also mentioned. On the Mediterranean rim, wind, but also thunderstorms are expected to a lesser extent, since the thunderstorm warning will end around 3 a.m. Tuesday. Finally, in Corsica, a yellow wind alert is also announced. Note that while most vigilance must be lifted before noon, wind vigilance extends until midnight Tuesday evening.