Northern France on alert for violent storms after deluge hits Paris

Northern France on alert for violent storms after deluge hits Paris

Three départements in northern France were on alert for violent storms on Friday after Paris and other parts of the country were hit by downpours and the Eiffel Tower was struck by lightning (see pic).

One dead and 40,000 French homes without power after winter storms

One dead and 40,000 French homes without power after winter storms

32C! How summer will make an unseasonal return to France this weekend

32C! How summer will make an unseasonal return to France this weekend

Weather warning: More violent storms to hit north-eastern France

Weather warning: More violent storms to hit north-eastern France

British couple hit by lightning during violent storm in France

British couple hit by lightning during violent storm in France

Weather warning: Storms and downpours to continue in France

Weather warning: Storms and downpours to continue in France

Eight teenagers struck by lightning in central France

Eight teenagers struck by lightning in central France

Violent summer storms to hit France

Violent summer storms to hit France

Violent storms set to lash central and southern France

Violent storms set to lash central and southern France

Violent storms lash north west France as more extreme weather warnings issued

Violent storms lash north west France as more extreme weather warnings issued

South western and central France placed on alert for violent storms

South western and central France placed on alert for violent storms

Swathes of France to be hit by storms OR sweltering sun

Swathes of France to be hit by storms OR sweltering sun

Brittany and Normandy on alert as violent storms roll in

Brittany and Normandy on alert as violent storms roll in

Violent storms set to lash Brittany and Normandy

Violent storms set to lash Brittany and Normandy

‘70,000 lightning strikes’ cause power cuts in France

‘70,000 lightning strikes’ cause power cuts in France

Extreme weather to batter south and east of France

Extreme weather to batter south and east of France

North eastern France on alert as deadly storms return

North eastern France on alert as deadly storms return

Violent storms in France: How to avoid being struck by lightning

Violent storms in France: How to avoid being struck by lightning

Northern France on high alert for storms this afternoon

Northern France on high alert for storms this afternoon

Frenchwoman killed closing window shutters in storm

Frenchwoman killed closing window shutters in storm

More weather warnings as storms sweep through France

More weather warnings as storms sweep through France

UPDATE: One person confirmed dead and eight missing after severe floods in south eastern France

UPDATE: One person confirmed dead and eight missing after severe floods in south eastern France

South of France on alert for storms and floods

South of France on alert for storms and floods

Cannes beach invaded by scores of rats

Cannes beach invaded by scores of rats

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Riviera draws breath after ‘apocalyptic’ floods

Three dead as violent storms hit central France

Three dead as violent storms hit central France

Floods leave damage across southern France

Floods leave damage across southern France

French storms leave two dead and 70,000 in dark

French storms leave two dead and 70,000 in dark

Swathes of France on alert for violent storms

Swathes of France on alert for violent storms

Brittany and Normandy remain on storm alert

Brittany and Normandy remain on storm alert

Violent storms set to sweep across France

Violent storms set to sweep across France

More violent storms set for south of France

More violent storms set for south of France

IN IMAGES: Storms lash French Riviera

IN IMAGES: Storms lash French Riviera

South-eastern France hit by violent storms

South-eastern France hit by violent storms

Four killed as heavy storms strike France

Four killed as heavy storms strike France

France braces for violent summer storms

France braces for violent summer storms

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Storms leave two dead on French campsites

Pensioner dies as storms lash southern France

Pensioner dies as storms lash southern France

Violent storms leave two dead in France

Violent storms leave two dead in France

Violent storms put swathe of France on alert

Violent storms put swathe of France on alert

VIDEO: France’s newest sport- flood water surfing

VIDEO: France’s newest sport- flood water surfing

Storms latest: Brittany on red alert for flooding

Storms latest: Brittany on red alert for flooding

Cargo ship splits in two off French coast

Cargo ship splits in two off French coast

Brittany: 25,000 hit by power cuts after storm

Brittany: 25,000 hit by power cuts after storm

Storm alerts in place for south west and north

Storm alerts in place for south west and north