Weather: violent storms and risk of hail in 41 departments this afternoon

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The end of August promises to be… stormy. This week, few departments are expected to escape lightning and thunder. From Monday, part of France is affected by a risk of violent storms, with, on the menu, hail and gusts of wind (among others).

“Monday afternoon, the storms approach the Aquitaine facade between 4 and 6 p.m. where they are accompanied by heavy showers and a blow of Galerne on the Basque coast at nearly 100 km / h. Inland, the gusts reach 80 to 90 km / h locally”, notes the Weather Channel.

The following violent phenomena could occur in the regions concerned, warns the site:

This morning, Météo France placed 41 departments on yellow vigilance for the risk of thunderstorms.

In our slideshow, discover their list and the time when the thunder is expected on site*.

Last Thursday, already, a “coup de galerne” had hit the South-West of France; In a few minutes, the temperatures, however scorching, had dropped to 15°C.

This meteorological phenomenon, frequent in the departments located south of the Garonne, “consists of the sudden deterioration of atmospheric conditions with a marked drop in temperatures as well as a change of sector – to the northwest – and a sudden strengthening of the wind ( sometimes over 100 km/h). All this is accompanied by clouds and sometimes heavy rains”, notes Météo Contact. In question: a small “cold front” coming from the Bay of Biscay, specifies the site.

* according to the Météo France bulletin on 08/29/2022 at 8 a.m.