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Violent storms lash north west France as more extreme weather warnings issued

Violent storms lashed Brittany on Tuesday and were on their way to Normandy, while parts of the south west, including the Dordogne are also set for extreme weather.

Violent storms lash north west France as more extreme weather warnings issued
Photo: AFP

While most of France was sweltering in the heat as temperatures rose once again, Brittany and Normandy in the north west were being battered by violent but spectacular storms.

While much of the country was under blue skies the tweets and video below showed the kind of intimidating skies over north west France.

 

France's weather service Météo France placed 10 departments on alert for storms including all of those in Normandy: Orne, Calvados, Eure and Seine-Maritime plus several departments in the south west: Dordogne, Gironde, Landes, Lot-et-Garonnes and Pyrenees-Atlantique.

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South west France on red alert for flooding

Five areas in south west France have been placed on a red weather alert for flooding as storms lash the region.

South west France on red alert for flooding
Storms are moving in to south west France over the Pyrenees. Photo: Anne-Christine Poujoulat/AFP

Météo France has placed five départements in south west France – Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Landes, Hautes-Pyrénées, Haute-Garonne and Ariège – on a red weather alert for heavy rains and flooding.

Extremely heavy rainstorms have hit the area, with a band of storm clouds travelling along the Pyrenees, bringing the risk of avalanches in the mountains and flooding in lowland areas.

The neighbouring département of Pyrénées-Orientale is on orange alert, along with the principality of Andorra. In the north, Aisne is also on orange alert for heavy rain.

Heavy rain is expected to continue throughout Monday, gradually easing off towards the evening, although the flood alerts remain in place until Tuesday. 

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