Ten departments of the South-West are placed in orange vigilance for thunderstorms for this Sunday afternoon. Violent phenomena are feared.

Météo France places ten departments of the South-West on orange vigilance for thunderstorms for this Sunday, May 9 from 4 p.m. These are the Pyrénées-Atlantiques, the Landes, the Gironde, the Charente-Maritime, the Hautes-Pyrénées, the Gers, the Lot-et-Garonne, the Dordogne, the Haute-Vienne and the Charente. Météo France forecasts hail and high winds with gusts of up to 120 km / h.

In the early afternoon, thunderstorms developed over the southwest of New Aquitaine, over the Gers and the Hautes-Pyrénées before progressing north and east, particularly towards Tarn-et-Garonne and Lot, Limousin; They will affect the rest of the Midi-Pyrénées region and even Poitou in the evening. These first thunderstorms can be accompanied by light to moderate showers.

The clear deterioration sets in at the end of the afternoon, especially in the coastal departments. It generates strong thunderstorms which will progress rapidly towards the east of Aquitaine, Charente, Gers, Hautes-Pyrénées. They will be accompanied by violent gusts of wind that can reach 80 to 100 km / h locally 100/120 km / h or even more locally. There was also strong electrical activity, hailstorms and locally strong rainfall amounts of up to 15/30 mm / h.

At the rear of this system, thunderstorms of lower intensity may persist before a gradual return to calm.

At the same time, the wind is gusting over the Pyrenees with expected values ​​of around 100 to 130 km / h on the ridges, 80 to 100 km / h in the mountains, 70 to 90 km / h loc. 100 km / h in the valleys and on the foothills. The autan wind also blows in its area with gusts of 80 to 100 km / h from Lauragais to Mont de Lacaune, and on the heights of Tarn and Aveyron, from 60 to 70 km / h in its extended area. (from Limousin to Tarn-et-Garonne), and 60/70 km / h in the Toulouse region.

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