US News Weather. Gale force on the Atlantic coast and heavy rains in the Rhône valley, from Friday
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A low pressure is announced on the Atlantic coast at the end of the week, while a Mediterranean episode should cause heavy precipitation in the Rhône valley.
After the, a low pressure should hit the Atlantic coast from Friday October 2, while a Mediterranean episode is also expected in the Rhône valley.
"We have a situation that could degenerate" , explains Yann Amice, meteorologist and scientific director of theactivity platform. Here's what to expect.
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Friday, a depression on the Atlantic coast
The first strong winds are expected Friday, between 3 a.m. and 6 a.m. They should hit the Atlantic coast, betweenand Bordeaux, before returning to the country. According to weather models, the pressure should drop between 985 and 987 hPa in Nantes and gusts could reach 110 to 120 km / h.
"There is still uncertainty about the intensity and the dynamics of the phenomenon, but the models are unanimous for this scenario of the depression landing on the Atlantic coast" , develops Yann Amice.A short but significant Mediterranean episode
At the same time, a southerly flow will cause heavy rains in the Rhône valley overnight from Friday to Saturday. "The dynamic will not necessarily be in the Cévennes, but rather in the Rhône valley and the Prealps" , specifies Yann Amice.
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The phenomenon should be fairly short and quickly evacuate to the north-east of France. However, and even ifStill wind on the Atlantic during the weekend are difficult to predict so long in advance, the meteorologist warns of "heavy accumulations of precipitation" .
For the rest of the weekend, the situation may still change but new episodes of strong winds could hit the Atlantic coast again.
According to Yann Amice, “this storm opens up a ballet movement. We have the impression that the low pressure phenomenon will revolve around the British Isles " and return to France on Saturday or Sunday.
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