Weather: strong gusts of wind expected in 31 departments this evening

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It’s the flood! According to the La Chaîne Météo bulletin for this Thursday, August 18, 2022, rain and stormy phenomena are expected in part of France. They are due to a cold drop, that is to say, “a depression associated with cold air at high altitude, which circulates slowly over the PACA region and Corsica as well as in the Basque country, slowly evacuating to Italy”, explains the forecaster.

Cold drop that causes significant disruption today. In addition, the south-east and the Basque country as well as the east of the Rhône, the PACA region and the north of Corsica will be affected by severe damage.

Due to the drought, these torrential rains will have difficulty infiltrating the ground, creating runoff, risk of flooding and flash flooding. These consequences are particularly feared by local residents and campsites near waterways. Because of this, two departments are already on the lookout for storms, rains and floods: Haute-Corse and Corse-du-Sud.

Although the rest of France is not placed at this level of surveillance, strong winds are blowing in the southeast of the territory. The slideshow below presents the departments where relatively strong gusts will be present in the evening, according to the weather report from Météo France for Thursday August 18, 2022, from 11 a.m. These data are subject to change. This morning, already, gusts reaching 224 km / h were noted at the station of Marignana, in Corsica…