The Lot-et-Garonne department was placed on yellow vigilance for a risk of severe thunderstorms this Saturday, September 25. The episode was expected to be in the middle of the afternoon until the middle of the night.

Despite the presence of a pleasant morning sun, a stormy degradation affected the South-West and it was not to spare our department before this wave shifts towards Corrèze and the Massif Central.

“These storms are accompanied by high intensities of precipitation, locally of the order of 30 to 50 mm / h, locally of the order of 30 to 50 mm / h”, indicated a warning message sent in the middle of the day. by the prefecture of Lot-et-Garonne.

This could lead to significant accumulations in the event of “a succession of thunderstorm lines or under a thunderstorm, locally 30/50 mm or even 70 mm very locally (and this, in a short time)”.

Hail falls that can be strong locally cannot be ruled out, as can gusts of wind ranging from 60 to 80 km / h.

At the time of our closure, the storm and the rain had already invaded the Marmandais and in particular Casteljaloux.

He was unable to welcome the public last year due to the health crisis. The Toussaint district will therefore open its doors today, from 10 a.m. to 5.30 p.m., on the occasion of the traditional open days of the 48th Regiment of Signals of Agen. A day during which the Agenais and the Lot-et-Garonnais will be able to discover how this regiment works and to familiarize themselves, too, with the equipment used.

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