IN IMAGES: South west France hit by hail, high winds and heavy rainfall… in July
The south west of France has been hit by some decidedly unseasonable weather, with an intense hailstorm, high winds and heavy rainfall battering the area on Monday.
Published: 9 July 2019 12:24 CEST
Illustration photo: AFP
It's not exactly the kind of weather you expect in early July.
But on Monday, Ariège, Haute-Garonne, Gers, Hautes-Pyrénées, Tarn, Tarn-et-Garonne, Landes, Lot-et-Garonne and the Pyrénées-Atlantiques – all in the south west – were hit by a dramatic, albeit brief, storm.
The Pyrenees were particularly affected, with rainfall of 10-15mm in one hour, as well as hail in some places.