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Storm warnings: South west France braces for hail, wind and torrential rain

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Storm warnings: South west France braces for hail, wind and torrential rain
Bordeaux in south west France will likely see more lightning strikes on Tuesday.
10:01 CEST+02:00
Storm warnings have been issued for nine departments in the south west of France, including Dordogne, with extreme weather set to lash the region on Tuesday afternoon and early evening.

National weather agency Météo France issued the orange alerts - the second highest warning level -  on Tuesday morning for the departments of Charente-Maritime, Charente, Dordogne, Gironde, Landes, Pyrenees-Atlantiques, Hautes-Pyrenees, Gers and Lot-et-Garonne.

The storms, which will develop in the Golfe de Gascogne are set to move across the region late on Tuesday afternoon and into the evening.

The prefecture of Dordogne has warned residents to expect hail showers and torrential downpours as well as lightning strikes. Gusts of wind over 100km/h are also forecast.

The public has been told that cellars could flood and property could be damaged. 

Members of the public are advised to take care when travelling and to seek shelter during the storms as well as avoid using electronic equipment.

During lightning strikes anyone who is caught outside is reminded not to take shelter under trees.

 

 

 
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