French Alps: Risk of avalanches.

Les Hautes-Alpes et la Savoie placées en vigilance orange pour des risques d’avalanches. Haute-Alpes (05) and Savoie (73) put on orange alert.

Onze autres départements restent concernés par des vigilances aux pluies, aux crues ou aux inondations.

Eleven other departments also affected by alerts of rain, harsh weather and flooding.

La station de Val-Thorens (Savoie), le 3 janvier 2018.
La station de Val-Thorens (Savoie), le 3 janvier 2018. (MAXPPP). Ski station snow blizzard.


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Prudence si vous skiez dans les Alpes. Les Hautes-Alpes et la Savoie ont été placées dimanche 7 janvier en vigilance orange par Météo France en raison d’un fort risque d’avalanches. Selon le prévisionniste, “l’activité avalancheuse attendue au cours des prochaines 30 heures est rarement observée”. Onze autres départements restent concernés par des vigilances aux pluies, aux crues ou aux inondations. Suivez la situation en direct avec franceinfo.The above mentioned departments are on orange alert because Metéo France predict a very high risk of avalanches. “Care is required if you are ski-ing. Avalanche activity is expected for for the next 30 hours, which is unusual”. Weather patterns can be followed on FranceInfo directly. Huit départements menacés par les crues. La vigilance orange aux crues concerne l’Aisne (02), les Ardennes (08), la Marne (51), la Meuse (55), la Haute-Saône (70), le Doubs (25), le Jura (39) et l’Aveyron (12). Eight departments are threatened by harsh weather as noted above. Trois départements du Sud en vigilance aux orages et aux inondations.  Three departments in the south are on storm, rain and flood orange alert as follows: L’Hérault (34), l’Aude (11) et les Pyrénées-Orientales (66) restent en vigilance orange pluie-inondation et orages.

“Très fort risque d’avalanche” dans les Alpes. La Savoie et les Hautes-Alpes ont été placées en vigilance orange aux avalanches. Le phénomène doit débuter lundi à 6 heures. Météo France invite les automobilistes à s’informer sur les éventuelles fermetures avant de prendre la route et les skieurs à se conformer aux instructions diffusées dans les stations. “Very high risk of avalanches in the Alps. From Monday at 06h00”. Météo France advise motorists to inform themselves of road closures before they start their journey and for  skiers to observes the instructions from the ski station authorities.

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