Three departments of Normandy have just been added to the five other departments according to the latest report from Météo France. Météo France updated its weather forecast on Wednesday August 17th. From now on, 8 departments are on orange alert to thunderstorms. The departments concerned are located on the Mediterranean arc and in Normandy. These are Hérault, Gard, Vaucluse, Var and Bouches-du-Rhône, as well as Seine Maritime, Calvados and Manche. This afternoon, on the Normandy coast, “stormy rains will be frequent, they can give locally up to 40 to 60mm in a very short time”, announces Météo France. Hail, intense electrical activity and strong gusts, ranging from “103 km / h in Aigues-Mortes, 89 km / h in Arles, 98 km / h in Cap Couronne”, have been observed since this morning in certain departments in orange vigilance.
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