Finistère and Pas-de-Calais are classified by Météo France, this Saturday February 10, orange flood vigilance zone. In total, 12 departments, on the Atlantic side, are put on alert for the risk of flooding and wave-submersion.
No less than twelve departments are classified in the North-West of the country, particularly, on orange flood alert, this Saturday February 10, first day of the weekend. Météo France mentions in particular risks of flooding and wave-submersion on the Atlantic coast.
The departments concerned are Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Landes, Gironde, Charente-Maritime, Vendée, Loire-Atlantique, Morbihan, Finistère, Côtes-d’Armor, Ille-et-Vilaine, Manche and Pas-de-Calais. These are the effects of the Kalotta depreciation which “is circulating this Saturday morning over the south of Ireland and slowly shifting towards the south-west of England”, explains Météo-France.
The coastline will be noticeably dismantled with waves of three meters observed at Pierres Noires in Finistère. Bouches-du-Rhône, Var and Alpes-Maritimes are also placed on yellow wave-submersion alert.
Snow on heights of 1500 m, indicates Météo France
The South-East of the country also generally remains under an episode marked by bad weather. The precipitation will continue with rain, at times stormy, with fluctuation in intensity. They should be moderate to more sustained during the day, from the Cévennes Gard to PACA, via the Ardèche, the Rhône valley, as well as the south-west of Corsica which should be particularly affected in the afternoon.
The most significant accumulations are expected in the departments of Var and Alpes-Maritimes. “The rain-snow limit is between 1500 and 1700 m. More than 40 to 50 cm of new snow are expected above 2000 m in the Southern Alps. This limit drops to around 1000 m the following night, while the precipitation falls back onto the Northern Alps,” France weather announcement.
More broadly, France will remain, in the west, under an overcast sky expected to spread to the entire north and east of the country. “This disturbed episode is accompanied by a noticeable westerly wind over the southern half of the country with gusts of up to 90 km/h over Auvergne and a few snowflakes over the Auvergne mountains above 900 m the afternoon “.
In addition, clearings should return from Roussillon to Bouches-du-Rhône, however under a northwest wind blowing up to 70 to 90 km/h. Slightly falling temperatures remain mild with minimums between 6 to 10 degrees from north to south. Highs between 9 to 13 are expected near the Mediterranean.