All parks, gardens, squares and cemeteries managed by the Paris Town Hall closed at 11am on Thursday due to fears over forecast strong winds.
⚠️ ? Vents forts à Paris aujourd'hui: les espaces verts (parcs, jardins, squares et cimetières) seront fermés à compter de 11h. ⚠️ ? pic.twitter.com/wPxCDXHrKK
— Paris (@Paris) February 13, 2020
A thunder storm is due to hit the greater Paris Île-de-France region between 1pm and 4pm on Thursday, also bringing rain and high winds.
Further north there are warnings of hailstorms in the Hauts-de-France region.
Map: Méteo France
Five départements – Calvados, Manche, Pas-de-Calais, Seine-Maritime and Somme – are on orange alert for high winds and possible coastal flooding.
The alert runs until 6am on Friday.