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Large areas of France placed on alert over storms and strong winds

Northern France and eastern parts of the country are set to be worst affected

Sixty-four departments are on yellow alert this morning (March 24) Pic: Daboost / Shutterstock

Dozens of French departments have been placed on alert for strong winds and storms on Friday (March 24). 

Météo France said storms are expected to last throughout the day and into Saturday morning.

It is issued a yellow warning, which is the third-highest alert level and means to be vigilant.

The forecaster added that "the rain will be more continuous and temporarily moderate from the morning over Brittany and then over the North and North-West in the afternoon. In the east, it will remain light during the day”.

Near the English Channel and over Brittany, a fairly strong south-westerly wind, with gusts reaching 70 to 90km/h.

Photo credit: Screenshot / Vigilance Météo France

Despite spring officially starting this week, the hour change on Saturday night (March 25) is to be greeted with winterly weather with more strong winds and rain with even some snow expected in the Pyrenees area, according to lachainemétéo.

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