There was only a brief lull on the storm front. During the night from Wednesday to Thursday, no department was affected by a weather alert, but this Thursday at 4 p.m. Météo France placed 37 departments on orange vigilance for thunderstorms, from the Dordogne to the Ardennes. Vigilance from this Thursday noon to Friday 3 a.m. Vigilance has been lifted for the Lot, but seven new departments are on alert, Ardèche, Aveyron, Drôme, Isère, Savoie, Haute-Savoie and the Tarn. They are added to the 30 departments already on orange alert to thunderstorms: Ain, Allier, Ardennes, Aube, Cantal, Côte-d’Or, Doubs, Jura, Loire, Haute-Loire, Marne, Haute-Marne, Meurthe-et- Moselle, Meuse, Moselle, Nièvre, Puy-de-Dôme, Bas-Rhin, Haut-Rhin, Rhône, Haute-Saône, Saône-et-Loire, Vosges, Yonne, Territoire-de-Belfort, Cher, Corrèze, Creuse, Dordogne, and Haute-Vienne. Violent thunderstorms broke out in the South-West, specifies Météo France. Cumulative rains of 40 to 60 mm in less than 40 minutes were observed. Hail is sometimes present but small. Gusts of 103 km/h were measured in Lyon. Locally violent thunderstorms will this evening continue to converge towards the regions from the South-West to the Center-East. They will reach the Grand-Est at the end of the afternoon. Météo France is expecting locally heavy hailstorms, intense accumulations of precipitation, occasionally reaching 30 to 50 mm in less than an hour, and strong gusts of wind that can reach values of 70 to 100 km/h. In these regions, thunderstorms will calm down during the night. Violent storm Wednesday afternoon in Roanne On Wednesday afternoon, firefighters intervened another 400 times for flooded premises or torn roofs due to a violent hailstorm, in Roanne, in the Loire. The southwest was very affected overnight from Monday to Tuesday. to read also IMAGES – Weather: great damage caused by hail in the South-West, 15 departments on orange vigilance
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