Weather deteriorates badly in France

Intempéries : la Haute-Corse, l’Orne et le Calvados en vigilance orange

Météo France met en garde les deux départements normands en raison des risques de fortes pluies et d’inondations. La Haute-Corse est en alerte pour des orages.

Un orage nocturne, dans la vallée de Taravo, en Corse-du-Sud, le 15 août 2018.
Un orage nocturne, dans la vallée de Taravo, en Corse-du-Sud, le 15 août 2018. (PASCAL POCHARD-CASABIANCA / AFP)

Il fait encore doux et beau pour un début d’automne, mais prudence. La Haute-Corse ainsi que deux départements de Normandie – le Calvados et l’Orne – ont été placés, samedi 6 octobre, en vigilance orange par Météo France, qui annonce des risques d’inondation.

Dans son bulletin de 6 heures, l’institut de prévisions météorologiques met en garde contre un épisode “pluvio-orageux marqué nécessitant un suivi particulier du fait de son intensité et de sa durée” en Haute-Corse. La perturbation va se maintenir jusqu’en début d’après-midi, samedi. Certains orages pourraient occasionner des rafales de vent, de la grêle et de fortes pluies pendant un cours laps de temps.

Dans le Calvados et l’Orne, Météo France prévoit un “épisode pluvieux très actif avec cumul nocturne équivalent à la quantité habituelle d’un mois d’octobre”. Entre samedi 18 heures et dimanche 9 heures, les cumuls approcheront souvent 40 mm entre l’est de la Bretagne, la Normandie et le Maine, avec un maximum de 60 à 80 mm prévu dans le Calvados et l’Orne.

About bill

Worked in the technical / engineering area as a Science Laboratory Technician and as an Aeronautics Engineer. The artistic side involves writing under the nom de plume of Billy Olsenn, his recently written play 'A Case of Wine' was staged by the players group Straight Make-Up at the 2012 Birr one act drama festival. It's next staging was in the one act circuit is in Cavan, at Maudebawn on Sat 10 Nov 2012. Then it was performed in the Bray, Co.Wicklow at the very popular one act festival in January 2013. Next play is FEAR. A dark tale about revenge on the cruel death of two pensioners by young thugs. Neighbours hatch a devious and dangerous plan to exact old-style revenge. Bill is a member of the Drama League of Ireland and his plays have been critically vetted and certified as original pieces of work by the DLI. Another literary project is that of commemoration of an aircraft crash on Djouce mountain in Wicklow in 1946. Bill wrote articles for the 50th, 60th and most recently the 70th anniversary, (12 Aug 2016) all were published in the Wicklow Times and ensured the survivors of the crash, all French Girl Guides, were not forgotten. Articles reproduced on this website. But mostly this site gives a more general European and specific French slant on popular and not so popular articles of French news, translated to English by the author. Each article is translated on a paragraph by paragraph basis so easy to read in either language and even possible to improve either language by comparison of the short English and French paragraphs. Amusez vous bien. The author is currently writing an easy to read technical aviation book centered around the Fokker 50. Another interest is that dealt with in another of Bill's websites, a Statue of the mother of God, Mary. It was erected in 1972 in Dublin, at the end of the Bull Wall near Clontarf, and my grandfather William Nelson, was the main instigator of that project. I give talks on the history of the statue and my grandfather's adventurous and dangerous life at sea. Technical assistance with each website is by J O'N.
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