The weekend of All Saints will be rainy or will not be in Occitania. From this Friday, October 29 and until Monday, up to 300 millimeters of rain is expected to fall mainly on the Cévennes, Gard and northern Hérault mountains, as far as Lozère and Ardèche.

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According to meteorologists, this low-intensity Cevennes episode should shift to the South-East from Monday afternoon. But caution remains in order: the Gard and Lozère have been placed on orange vigilance to the rains and floods from 9 p.m. this Friday evening. Météo France details its forecasts in the bulletin issued this morning:

The cumulative Cevennes expected until Saturday evening are 140 to 180 millimeters generalized, occasionally 200 to 240 millimeters. Over the entire episode, until Sunday, they will be of the order of 150 to 200 millimeters generalized, occasionally 250 to 300 millimeters. In the rest of the departments, the accumulations should remain between 40 to 60 millimeters.

The cumulative rainfall should represent two to three months of precipitation in 72 hours and floods are expected, without major overflows.

The coast and the plains of Hérault should not be impacted but, weather alert Gard-Hérault, the wind will blow there in gusts of 70 to 80 kilometers per hour, especially on Saturday during the day.

However, it is recommended to keep an eye on the weather forecast for the next 24 hours. “Things are not yet fully written” according to Alix Roumagnac, president of the expert company in the prevention and management of natural risks Predict, based in Montpellier.

“We should be able to measure the exact severity of the phenomenon this Friday,” he said. “Our teams will be taking turns throughout the weekend to follow the development of the situation.”

Météo France specifies that the duration of this rainy episode requires special vigilance.

Ref: https://france3-regions.francetvinfo.fr