Articles tagged "france weather"

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Flash floods hit Marseille after 2 months' worth of rain overnight, France

Flash floods hit parts of the city of Marseille in southern France on October 4, 2021, after 173 mm (6.8 inches) of rainfall fell overnight, with most of it in the space of 2 hours. The amount represents 2 months' worth of the city's average October...

October 05, 2021

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Gard hit by historic rainfall -- more than 2 months' worth of rain in just 3 hours, France

Severe thunderstorms accompanied by powerful wind gusts hit the Gard department in Southern France on the morning of Tuesday (LT), September 14, 2021. In just three hours, the equivalent of more than 2 months of rain fell on Gard's southern and western regions,...

September 15, 2021

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Severe floods hit Agen after two months' worth of rain in just 3 hours, France

Lot-et-Garonne Department in southwest France was hit by record-breaking rainfall on September 8, 2021, inundating streets of the city of Agen with more than 2 m (6.6 feet) of water. According to Meteo France, La Garenne station in Agen recorded 128.8 mm (5.07...

September 09, 2021

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Extreme rainfall causes catastrophic flooding in western Germany

At least 18 people have died and many more are still missing after exceptionally heavy rain caused massive flooding in western Germany on July 14 and 15, 2021. Numerous rivers across the region are still above flood stage or at exceptionally high levels and several...

July 15, 2021

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Severe storms bring giant hail, floods and damaging winds to Germany, Switzerland and France

Severe storms, including hail, heavy rain, and gale-force winds hit parts of Germany Switzerland, and France on Monday and Tuesday, June 28 and 29, 2021, triggering widespread flooding and damage. In Germany, several road tunnels were flooded and rail services were...

June 30, 2021

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Destructive storms bring giant hail, tornado and flooding to parts of France

Severe storms pummeled parts of France over the weekend into Monday, June 21, 2021, bringing flooding rain, giant hailstones, and a tornado that resulted in damages and one person missing. Around 44 000 lightning strikes were recorded. In Saint-Nicolas-de-Bourgueil,...

June 22, 2021

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Exceptional, widespread frost to cut wine output by nearly a third, France

Exceptional frost damage to vineyards in France this month could reduce wine production by nearly a third, farm office FranceAgriMer reported Thursday, April 22, 2021, citing estimates from fruit growers and winemakers. Much of the harvest has been lost to the...

April 23, 2021

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Historic freeze wreaks havoc on the majority of this year's fruit harvest in France

Fruit growers and winemakers in France have reported that the majority of their harvest this year has been lost to the significant cold snap that spread through parts of Europe from Wednesday, April 7 to Friday, April 9, 2021. Many industry experts believe that the...

April 12, 2021

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Storm Bella hits Europe, leaving tens of thousands without power

Storm Bella struck parts of Northwestern Europe on Sunday, December 27, 2020, leaving more than 55 000 households without electricity in its wake. More than 21 000 homes lost access to power in the UK, around 34 000 in the east and central France, and around 1 500...

December 28, 2020

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Death toll caused by Storm Alex rises to 15, 21 still missing in France and Italy

The number of fatalities caused by heavy rain and strong winds produced by Storm Alex from October 2 to 4, 2020, has risen to 15 on October 7, with 21 people still missing. The storm caused very strong winds and dropped exceptionally heavy rains, with some regions...

October 07, 2020

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Storm Alex hits Europe with extremely heavy rain and destructive winds

Storm Alex made landfall in France on October 2, 2020, with powerful winds and extremely heavy rains. It caused severe floods in France and Italy, with some of them described as the worst in living memory. At least 2 people have died and 34 remain missing in both...

October 04, 2020

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Storm Alex to hit France with powerful winds and heavy rain

The fast-moving area of low pressure that will develop in the Atlantic Ocean through Thursday, October 1 has been named Alex by the French National Met Service - Meteo France. This is the first named storm of the 2020/21 European windstorm season (September 1, 2020...

October 01, 2020

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2 missing after worst rainfall in 120 years triggers flash flooding in southern France

At least 2 people are missing after torrential rains triggered flash flooding in several departments of southern France on Saturday, September 19, 2020. Valleraugue commune in Gard Department recorded up to 468 mm (18 inches) of rain in just a 6-hour period, which...

September 21, 2020

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Powerful windstorm kills 2, leaves 400 000 homes without power in southern France

A violent storm with powerful winds up to 174 km/h (108 mph) hit southern France on Thursday evening, December 12, 2019, through Friday, December 13. Two people have been killed and 5 others injured, while at least 400 000 families were left without electricity....

December 15, 2019

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Heavy rain batters southern France, causing new wave of deadly floods

Torrential rain has once again battered southern France on December 1, 2019, resulting in deadly floods that killed 5 people, including 3 emergency workers killed after their helicopter crashed near Marseille. The event occurred just a week after devastating floods...

December 02, 2019

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At least six dead as severe weather wreaks havoc across parts of Europe

Six fatalities, power disruptions, and widespread devastations have been reported over the past weekend, November 23, 2019 and 24, as severe storms lashed parts of Europe. In France and Italy, four people died and one person was missing after torrential rain caused...

November 25, 2019

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Red warnings issued, major snowfall with avalanche threat over northwest Italy

As intense snowfall is ongoing over the higher mountains across northwest Italy, models indicate over 1 500 mm (59 inches) of snow this weekend, November 23, 2019, into Sunday morning, November 24-- posing risks of avalanches. Heavy rain is also affecting parts of...

November 24, 2019

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Storm Amelie hits France, Spain and Italy, leaving over 140 000 homes without electricity

Violent winds brought by Storm Amelie hit France's Atlantic coast over the weekend, producing large waves, causing traffic chaos, uprooting trees, and leaving some 140 000 households without electricity. Winds in excess of 160 km/h (100 mph) hit parts of the...

November 04, 2019

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Severe storms hit parts of southern Europe, fatalities reported in France, Spain and Italy

Severe storms swept through parts of southern Europe, including France, Italy, and Spain over the past few days, bringing very heavy to record rain. After two days of heavy rainfall, travel warnings have been issued in Spain and France while Italy remained under...

October 25, 2019

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Tornado between Pézenas and Clermont-l’Hérault, France

A tornado was reported between Pézenas and Clermont-l’Hérault, southern France on October 20, 2019. The department of Hérault was placed on yellow alert following thunderstorms and heavy winds. The tornado knocked down trees and damaged...

October 22, 2019

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Several injured as very destructive, possibly multivortex tornado hits Arles, France

Several people were injured after a destructive tornado hit the city of Arles, Bouches-du-Rhône, southern France on October 15, 2019. Damage suggests this was a multiple vortex tornado. Heavy rain with winds up to 113 km/h (70 mph) started affecting the region...

October 17, 2019

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France breaks all-time high temperature record

Severe heatwave affecting much of Europe this weak brought record-breaking temperatures, including all-time high for France. Meteo France raised the hazardous weather warning to 'red, the highest level, for the Marseille and Montpellier areas in southeastern...

June 28, 2019

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Violent hailstorms hit France, catastrophic agricultural damage reported

Violent hailstorms swept through southeastern France on June 15 and 16, 2019, causing significant infrastructural and agricultural damage. One person was killed in the town of Taninges, Haute-Savoie department of Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region. The storm brought...

June 16, 2019

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Unusually strong Storm Miguel hits Spain, France and Benelux with hurricane-force winds

An unusually strong storm for this time of year is battering parts of Spain, France and Benelux on June 7, 2019, with wind gusts up to 150 km/h (93 mph). The storm was named Miguel on June 5 by the Spanish Met Agency. This is the 23rd named storm of the 2018/19...

June 07, 2019

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Very rare snowfall and record lows hit French Mediterranean island of Corsica

Residents of the French Mediterranean island of Corsica woke up this week to unusually heavy snow and record low temperatures. Up to 30 cm (11.81 inches) of snow was reported up in the mountain stations on May 15, 2019 and up to 25 cm (9.84 inches) on the Vizzavona...

May 18, 2019

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Record May rainfall in Paris, France

Almost an entire monthly average of rainfall fell on French capital Paris from Friday to Saturday, May 10 into 11, 2019. According to French weather channel La Chaine Météo, Paris recorded 43.8 mm (1.72 inches) of rain in that period. The average...

May 13, 2019

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Record-breaking May winds over northern France

A severe weather system moved over northern France on Wednesday, May 8 into Thursday, May 9, 2019, bringing record-breaking May winds to part of the affected region. The system moved in from the Atlantic Ocean, where it underwent rapid cyclogenesis at the beginning...

May 09, 2019

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Arctic outbreak breaks numerous minimum temperature records for the month of May, France

A surge of very cold Arctic air affecting much of Europe over the past 4 - 5 days broke numerous minimum temperature records for the month of May across the French Alps. On a national level, May 6, 2019 was the coldest May morning over the past 40 years. While the...

May 08, 2019

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Surprise snowstorm leaves 30 people with hypothermia, France

At least 30 people were treated for hypothermia in France over the weekend after they were caught in what media described as 'surprising' and 'unexpected' snowstorm. As reported by the AFP, around 10 000 people were attending unauthorized Teknival...

May 07, 2019

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Unseasonal snowstorms hit France and Spain, tornado leaves Menorca in dark

Unseasonal and unexpectedly large snowstorms swept across Auverge-Rhone-Alpes and nearby regions, south and west of Lyon, France over the past couple of days. The same storm system brought an early blast of winter to Spain, a destructive tornado to the island of...

October 31, 2018

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Red alert in Aude, massive flash floods leave at least 14 dead, schools closed, France

Meteo France issued Red alert for rain and flooding for the department of Aude in southwestern France early Monday, October 15, 2018. The region received exceptional amounts of rain in just several hours, causing major flash flooding in which at least 13 people lost...

October 15, 2018

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4 months' worth of rain in 6 hours floods southern France, death toll in Europe rises to 31

At least 27 people have been killed in Europe over the past couple of days after a series of intense storms swept over the region dumping extremely heavy rain. 12 people died in Spain's Mallorca, 1 in Italy, at least 15 in France and 3 in the UK. More than 230...

October 14, 2018

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Record 36 605 lightning strikes in a day, large hail destroys homes, cars and crops, France

Violent thunderstorms hit parts of southwestern France on July 4, 2018, producing a total of 36 605 lightning strikes in 24 hours. This is the worst day in terms of lightning strikes in France so far this year, breaking the previous record of 33 841 strikes recorded...

July 05, 2018

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Record-breaking rain hits France again, Paris breaks rainfall record set in 1960

France is again on our radar with record-breaking June rainfall that triggered floods and caused damage and injuries on June 11 and 12, 2018. Fire and rescue service of Seine-et-Marne department in northern France responded to 816 calls for assistance on Monday and...

June 13, 2018

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With 182 000 lightning strikes in May, France doubles its record, 4 killed in recent storms

With 182 000 lightning strikes in May 2018, France has almost doubled its previous record figure for the same month set in 2009. Four lives were lost over the past two weeks. The storms brought a record number of lightning strikes as well as record amounts of rain...

June 08, 2018

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A month’s worth of rain in less than an hour floods parts of Brittany, France

A severe storm hit Brittany, northwestern France on Sunday, June 3 and Monday, June 4, 2018, dumping a month's worth of rain on the city of Morlaix in less than an hour. No injuries have been reported but the material damage is substantial. The storm quickly...

June 04, 2018

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Unprecedented hailstorm hits French winemakers, causing widespread destruction

A 'hailstorm of unprecedented violence' hit winemakers in famed Bordeaux and Cognac areas of western France on May 26, 2018. Although the material damage is huge, there are no reports of casualties or injuries. The storm hit the region around 12:00 local...

May 28, 2018

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Flash floods hit Paris, intense hailstorm leaves serious crop loss, France

A severe storm swept over French capital Paris on May 22, 2018, flooding streets and Metro stations. Just a few days ago, intense hailstorm further south in Vaucluse destroyed almost a year's worth of Luberon cherry tree crops. The capital's streets looked...

May 23, 2018

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Severe winds, tornado wreaks havoc in Marne, France

An intense storm accompanied by tornadoes and strong winds hit parts of France on April 29, 2018. Significant material damage was reported in three villages in the department of Marne. According to L'Union, identical phenomena were also reported in Aube and...

May 02, 2018

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Heaviest snowfall since 1986 gridlocks Paris, record 740 km (460 miles) of traffic jams

A rare heavy snowfall hit French capital on Tuesday and Wednesday, February 7, 2018, causing record traffic jams, delaying trains and flights and bringing its bus network to a standstill. With temperatures dropping as low as -10 °C (14 °F), weather...

February 08, 2018