top cx logo
cx logo
Explorearrow down
search icon
arrow down

Storm alerts for 27 central, eastern and southern French departments

Gard and Hérault are also under an orange warning for heavy rain and potential flash floods

There are 27 French departments under orange storm alerts Pic: Météo France / Gabriela Tulian / Shutterstock

[Article updated on September 6 at 10:45 as new departments were added to the alert.]

There are now 27 departments in the centre, east and south of France under orange weather alerts for storms and/or potential flash flooding today (September 6).

The departments placed under storm alert at 06:00 this morning were: Ain, Allier, Cantal, Côte d’Or, Doubs, Gard, Hérault, Jura, Loire, Haute-Loire, Nièvre, Puy-de-Dôme, Rhône, Haute-Saône, Saône-et-Loire, Yonne and Territoire de Belfort.

They were joined by Ardennes, Aube, Marne, Haute-Marne, Meurthe-et-Moselle, Meuse, Moselle, Bas-Rhin, Haut-Rhin and Vosges later in the morning.

Gard and Hérault are also under an orange warning for heavy rain and the potential for flash floods.

Some of these departments have been under an orange alert since yesterday afternoon (September 5).

A further 66 departments – covering all but the far south-east – are under yellow alerts for storms.

The storms have not begun yet, but showers are beginning to occur in Gard and Hérault. Central and eastern areas will see the storms arrive this afternoon.

“There is a marked uncertainty in terms of the timescale and location [of the storm],” national forecasting service Météo France stated. 

“However, the risk that it will linger is high. The episode could continue on Tuesday night, and on Wednesday as well.” 

Météo France added that “there is a significant risk of very heavy rainfall over a short amount of time, typically around 80mm in less than three hours.” 

In Gard and Hérault, 100-150mm of rain could come down in some areas. 

Hail and strong gusts of wind of up to 100km/h are also expected.

Related articles 

Hot summer boosts gecko numbers in south-west France

Dordogne town battered by hail is left in limbo by French insurers

80% of people in France to see 16-29 abnormally hot days each year

Resident or second-home owner in France?
Benefit from our daily digest of headlines and how-to's to help you make the most of life in France
By joining the newsletter, you agree to our Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy
See more popular articles
The Connexion Help Guides
featured helpguide
Visa and residency cards for France*
Featured Help Guide
- Visas and residency cards (cartes de séjour) for France help guide - Understand when visas and residency cards are required to move to France or come for an extended stay - Applies to Britons (post-Brexit) and to all other non-EU/non-EEA/Swiss nationalities - Useful to anyone considering a move to France, whether for work or otherwise, or wanting to spend more than three months at their French second home
Get news, views and information from France