Thunderstorms, violent gusts and snow: the weather promises to be still choppy this last weekend of February

Thunderstorms, violent gusts and snow: the weather promises to be still choppy this last weekend of February

Stormy showers are expected from this Saturday, February 24, Météo France alert. ILLUSTRATION MAXPPP – Media Drum World

After the passage of storm Louis, heavy rains and choppy weather are once again forecast for the weekend of February 24 – 25 by Météo France. Gusts of winds and floods will punctuate the entire period. #39;Hexagon over the next few days. On the coasts, waves of 6 to 7 meters are also expected. 43 departments are on yellow alert. 

For this last weekend of February, gloomy and unsettled weather is forecast by Météo France in its latest bulletin. 

Stormy showers Saturday

This Saturday, February 24 "sometimes stormy showers from the morning continue to flow along the Atlantic and Channel coasts. Others, much rarer, wander around the Massif Central up to a quarter northeast", indicates the meteorological institute.

In the regions close to the English Channel and the Atlantic and in the South-West, the sustained westerly wind accompanies frequent very cloudy passages bringing showers. These showers are sometimes stormy near the coast, particularly numerous in Gironde, Landes and Pyrénées-Atlantiques.

The rest of the country will suffer an almost identical fate: "Note a possible downpour along the Côte d’ , particularly in the Var. During the afternoon and end of the day, the showers from the North-West and the West are organized into a front which will penetrate into the regions going from Nouvelle-Aquitaine to Hauts-de-France", emphasizes Météo France.

Maximum temperatures, slightly above normal, range from 7 to 11 degrees across almost the entire country, 12 to 15 in the Mediterranean regions, up to 16 degrees in Corsica.< /p>

A new depression from Ireland expected on Sunday

Sunday February 25, a new disturbance from the south of Ireland rushed onto the Atlantic coast during the night, and spread over the western half of the country in the morning. ;nbsp;We expect up to 50 mm of rain in 24 hours locally, including in the west of the Pyrenees with a rain-snow limit which goes up from 1200 to 1600 m.

It could rain heavily in New Aquitaine, up to 30 or even 55 mm during the day. In this region, « rainy days come one after another; it then becomes important to monitor the evolution of the forecasts (possibly 100 mm under the sequence) », warns Météo-France.

Only Corsica maintains dry and sunny weather. In terms of temperatures, the minimums range from 2 to 6 degrees generally from east to west, with some small frosts locally in Alsace, Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes and Provence. Maximums vary between 8 and 12 degrees in most regions, up to 14 near the Atlantic and the Mediterranean.

Risk of avalanches in the mountains

Météo France also calls for caution in the mountains. Six departments, namely Haute-Savoie, Savoie, Isère, Hautes-Alpes, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence and Alpes-Maritimes, have been placed on yellow alert for risk of ;avalanches.

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