LIVE – Météo France places the Landes and the Pyrénées-Atlantiques on red vigilance for flood risks – Seven departments and Andorra have been placed on orange vigilance

4:14 p.m.: Météo France places the Landes and the Pyrénées-Atlantiques on red vigilance for floods, according to a press release published at 4 p.m. this Sunday. Seven departments and Andorra have been placed in orange vigilance.

Météo France has placed the Pyrénées-Atlantiques and the Landes, where very significant amounts of precipitation are expected on Sunday evening, on a red flood alert. The Gave d’Oloron, which flows from the Pyrenees in the two departments, has been placed in red vigilance and could experience “very significant overflows” from Monday morning, Vigicrues said in his last bulletin.

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10:26 am: Météo France places the departments of Aisne, Gers, Landes on gold vigilanceangel for “flood” and “flood”, and the Pyrénées-Atlantiques as well as the Hautes-Pyrénées on orange alert “flood”.

Météo-France now places 8 departments on orange vigilance for heavy rains and risk of flooding. This episode of heavy rainfall now also concerns Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Hautes-Pyrénées, Haute-Garonne and Ariège, the departments of Gers and Landes. Activated this Saturday, the orange flood vigilance remains in place in the North and the alert has been extended in the Aisne.

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8:01 am: Météo-France placed 5 departments located in the southwestern quarter of France on orange vigilance this Sunday due to heavy rains. This episode of heavy rainfall concerns the Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Hautes-Pyrénées, Haute-Garonne and Ariège. Activated this Saturday, the flood orange vigilance remains in place in the North.

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On its site Vigilance Météo-France, the institute thus foresees for the territories of the Pyrenees a “rain-snow episode persisting this Sunday, of weak to moderate activity at first”.

The precipitation should strengthen in the evening and “during the night from Sunday to Monday”, specifies the meteorological agency. It could then fall up to 10 mm of rain per hour.

During the night from Saturday to Sunday, Météo-France has already recorded accumulations of between 5 and 10 mm of precipitation, rising to 15 mm locally.

Due to “significant warm weather from west to east on the Pyrenean range”, the snow should also change to rain during the evening of this Sunday, pushing the rain-snow limit above 2000 m. altitude.

Accumulations of 40 to 80 mm in the plains, 100 to 130 mm in the foothills and 150 to 200 in the mountains, or even 250 mm locally, are expected. This episode of intense rain should end “Tuesday during the day”, specifies Météo-France.

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