Europe weather: Cold and unsettled conditions forecast
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Much of Europe has been blasted by a heatwave. Brits have been sweltering in the heat along with our French neighbours. But, thunderstorms are predicted to bring a dramatic end to the high temperatures felt across much of France. Heavy rains are forecast to cause flooding in some areas.
The meteorological service, Météo-France, France’s Met Office-equivalent, has issued five weather warnings throughout the country.
These weather warnings are for thunderstorms and potential floods forecast to batter the country today and tomorrow.
Météo France has issued orange weather warnings for storms and floods in five French departments for this Thursday, July 22.
Thunderstorm warnings for Côtes-d’Armor, Finistère and Morbihan are in place today.
With thunderstorms predicted to start in Vigilance tomorrow which is when an amber warning will come into effect for that area.
But which parts of France are set to be most at risk from floods?
Meteoalarm is a weather forecaster responsible for alerting Europe on extreme weather.
They have issued several yellow and orange warnings for parts of France for July 22 and 23.
Parts of northern France are forecast to receive the worst floods.
Which parts of France will be most at risk?
Amber warnings are in place for the French departments of Oise and Aisne.
Parts of the Grand Est region in North-Eastern France are covered by yellow flood warnings.
Areas such as Ardennes, Marne, Aube, Meuse have warnings in place until July 23.
These yellow flood warnings stretch into Vosges, Bas Rhin and Haut Rhin.
They even reach the departments of Saône et Loire, Ain and Rhône.
How serious could these floods be?
Orange warnings are issued when the predicted weather is deemed to be “dangerous”.
Damage and casualties are likely to happen due to the weather.
The public is urged to be very vigilant and to keep up with their local weather forecasts and follow any advice given by their local authorities.
Yellow flood warnings are still a cause for concern whenever they’re issued, as “the weather is potentially dangerous”.
When a yellow warning is issued the public are urged to “keep informed about the expected meteorological conditions and do not take any avoidable risks”.
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