Exceptional drought, early heat wave, violent storms… This year, the meteorological phenomena prompted the competent services to put several departments on yellow, orange or even red vigilance to prevent possible related dangers.

Being the highest level of alert, red vigilance is only rarely triggered, so that there are only eight days under red vigilance per year on average between 2012 and 2021, according to figures relayed by Ouest France .

As evidenced by the regional daily, the phenomena that triggered the most red vigilance bulletins are:

On the other hand, no red alert was issued for storms, extreme cold or waves-submersion between 2012 and 2021.

Naturally, some corners of France have more weather alerts than others. This is the case of the 24 departments that you can consult in our slideshow below.