By Audrey L., Caroline J., Cécile D., Graziella L. Published 22 Jul 2022 at 09:32
Following the scorching temperatures of recent days, weather conditions will deteriorate in the country. This Friday, July 22, 2022, Météo France places 4 departments in orange vigilance for a risk of thunderstorms. Paris and all the other departments of Île-de-France are placed on yellow alert. We take stock of the situation.
Will the thunder rumble again Paris this Friday, July 22, 2022 ? According to the predictions of Meteo France, It’s possible. The meteorological service announces a ” Stormy situation requiring special attention due to a risk of strong accumulations in a short time “. Also, Meteo France place this Friday in orange vigilance 4 departments for a risk of thunderstorms “strongly rainy”, from Normandy to Hauts de France.
” On the departments placed in orange vigilance, fairly virulent stormy showers will be accompanied by high intensities of precipitation (typically around 30 mm/h), sometimes hail as well as strong gusts of wind. Note that on the eastern flank of the country, isolated strong thunderstorms are also possible this afternoon and this evening (departments in yellow vigilance), with hail and gusts of wind. “, also warns Meteo France.
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In addition, the meteorological service places this Wednesday 61 departments on yellow alert for a risk of thunderstormswhose Paris and the whole of Ile-de-France (Seine-et-Marne, Yvelines, Essonne, Hauts-de-Seine, Seine-Saint-Denis, Val-de-Marne and Val-d’Oise).
According Meteo Francethunderstorms could hit Paris and the rest of Île-de-France this Friday afternoon from 3 p.m. to midnight. This bulletin is valid until June 23 at 6 a.m.
During these periods of bad weather, Meteo France recommends to watch out for thunderstorms, synonymous with danger. here are some recommendations to follow as a precaution:
- limit their movements,
- do not go out with an umbrella,
- take shelter under a building,
- avoid touching electrical wires on the ground,
- stay away from posts, railings, trees and waterways,
- by car, avoid wooded areas.