France: powerful storm Ciaran expected to hit mid-week

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After a busy weekend on the Atlantic coast, a new depression is expected to hit the northwest of France from Wednesday, November 1, in the afternoon.

The depression responsible for these violent winds should appear, according to different weather models, at the start of the week in the northeast of the United States, before heading towards Europe in the coming days.

“At the end of the day on Wednesday, storm Ciaran centered on the south of Ireland will bring heavy weather to the west of the Poitou-Charentes/Hauts-de-France axis, with strong gusts of wind in the aftermath. -noon and the following night, and sometimes sustained precipitation” indicates Météo France, in its bulletin which forecasts phenomena to watch out for.

The gusts expected during this episode promise to be particularly violent, particularly in Brittany, the most exposed region.

At the height of the episode (a priori during the night from Wednesday to Thursday), the weather models agree that the strongest gusts will be around or even exceed 140 km/h in the most exposed points of the Breton coast. . The rest of the coast will be hit by winds well above 100 km/h, a limit that is also expected to be reached occasionally inland.

The regions of Pays de la Loire and Normandy would also be affected, with gusts of more than 100 km/h on the coast and 80 to 100 km/h inland. The rest of the northern half of France will also experience very strong winds.

European and American models also estimate that a new relatively strong depression could hit France again during the weekend of November 4 and 5. But the deadline, which is still distant, does not make it possible to precisely define the location and extent of the phenomenon.

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