Alert in France. This Friday, September 2, 2022, the whole country is placed on thunderstorm vigilance by Météo France, orange for three departments (Bouches-du-Rhône, Gard, Vaucluse) and yellow for the rest. Flood and rain-flood vigilance are also in effect.

And for good reason: this day, a rainy-stormy episode with a risk especially marked in the evening and near the Mediterranean rim is to be expected. Also expect a slight drop in temperatures, despite everything well above seasonal averages.

According to the forecasts of La Chaîne Météo, “a depression is deepening off Brittany”, colliding with warm Mediterranean air. “Its activity is reinforced, with sometimes strong thunderstorms, accompanied by heavy rain locally”, explains the site specializing in meteorology.

Overall, thunderstorms will be widespread throughout France… But some will come into contact with them this afternoon, sometimes with a risk of hail. Find out which ones in our slideshow below. “The situation is deteriorating especially in the southeast with the start of a marked rainy episode”, specifies the forecaster.

The information provided is based on Météo France forecasts as of September 2, 2022 at 10 a.m. and is subject to change. The slideshow lists the departments where a “risk of thunderstorms”, and not only “stormy showers” is indicated. Watch out for bad weather in the next few hours.