Météo France has warned that much of the country will experience storms on Sunday.
21 départements have been issued orange weather warnings.
They include Landes, Gironde, Lot, Lot-et-Garonne, Dordogne, Charente, Charente-Maritime, Vienne, Haute-Vienne, Corrèze, Creuse, Cantal, Puy-de-Dôme, Rhône, Allier, Cher, Indre, Indre-et-Loire, Deux-Sèvres, Haute-Loire and Loire.
🔶 21 dpts en #vigilanceOrange
— VigiMétéoFrance (@VigiMeteoFrance) May 22, 2022
People living or visiting these areas are urged to “be very vigilant”.
Forecasters predict hail and strong winds of up to 110km/h in some areas. Périgord, Limousin, Quercy and areas to the east of Poitou and Charentes are most likely to be battered by strong gusts.
This weather is set to last until about 3AM on Monday.
The storms will coincide with temperatures surpassing 30 degrees across much of the southern half of the country.
Last weekend, violent thunder storms left thousands of homes without electricity in northwestern France.