The weekend of March 25 will mark the transition to summer time overnight from Saturday to Sunday. At the same time, La Chaîne Météo predicts torrential rains that will affect a good part of the French departments. Indeed, Cyrille Duchesne, meteorologist for La Chaîne Météo, announces that “the rain will be abundant and the winds strong. The snow will make a strong comeback from the middle altitude”. France will be affected by “a vast low pressure system” which will affect both the North Atlantic and Northern Europe.

Thus, “it will convey a parade of active disturbances on the hexagon at the end of the week”. Strong winds and heavy rain are therefore expected over most of the territory. Temperatures will be between 5 and 8°C for Saturday March 25 and Sunday March 26. Consult in our slideshow below the departments affected by this rain.

For Saturday March 25, rainy weather is expected in the northern half of the country. Brittany and the Grand Est region will be affected by heavy rains. “These disturbances will be accompanied by rain and showers with a fairly strong wind, especially by the sea, and strong waves”, specifies Cyrille Duchesne. Conversely, the south of the Loire will not experience any disturbances.

For Sunday, the situation is complicated. The meteorologist evokes “a strong disturbance will circulate from the northwest towards the Mediterranean and cause the winds to shift to the northwest”. Moreover, these heavy rains will potentially lead to overflowing of watercourses. The Mediterranean coast will be spared from this precipitation.

Discover in our slideshow below the departments affected by the torrential rains this summer.