France braced for 110 km/h winds as Storm Ciara arrives from Britain

France braced for 110 km/h winds as Storm Ciara arrives from Britain
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France is expected to be hit by high winds and heavy rain over the weekend, creating a flooding risk in some areas, as Storm Ciara is forecast to arrive.

The storm is currently over the Atlantic but is forecast to hit the UK on Saturday and northern France on Sunday.

The French weather channel is warning that all areas north of the Seine will be hit by high winds and heavy rain over the weekend. 

 

The worst of the weather is expected on Sunday evening, when gusts of 130 km/h are forecast for the English Channel and 110km/h in inland areas in the north east France regions of Hauts-de-France and Grand Est.

The high winds will be accompanied by heavy rain, up to 60mm in the Grand Est region, which could lead to localised flooding.

The Brittany coast could also be at risk of flooding, with waves of up to eight metres predicted for some areas.

The bad weather will continue into Monday when the storm is predicted to move on.


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