The weather is deteriorating in part of the north of the country on Friday and the situation will worsen over the weekend. Heavy rains, but especially strong winds are expected over a large part of the country.
Saturday, it is mainly the north of France and an axis going from the New Aquitaine region to the Grand Est region that will be concerned. Then this first big fall depression will gain ground towards the South-East for the end of the weekend. These two maps provided by Météo France show the forecasts for Saturday at the end of the day and for Sunday afternoon.
Saturday, “the rains will become heavy in the afternoon and evening, from the Vendée to the Pays de la Loire. The accumulations can reach 40 mm to 60 mm (Editor’s note: up to 60 liters per square meter), that is to say more than half of what it usually falls during an October in these regions ”, warns Météo France. “In the Gulf of Lion, unstable rains will begin in the afternoon between Languedoc and the Cévennes”.
The situation deteriorates overnight. “These rains will become heavy, accompanied by a strong southerly wind in and around the Rhône valley. On Sunday morning, these mediocre conditions will extend over the south-east of France to Lyonnais and the Saône valley, gradually easing ”.
This depression will also be marked by strong winds bordering on being stormy. Here are the forecasts of The weather channel for Saturday afternoon and Saturday evening.
“The maximum gusts will reach 100 km / h on the coast in Brittany and in the Cotentin, and 80 km / h at 90 km / h in the land between Vendée, Pays de la Loire and Normandy”, estimates Météo France.
The meteorological body did not trigger particular vigilance for this Friday. But the percentage that he does it for Saturday and Sunday is particularly high according to his latest forecasts.