While the violent storm Ciaran is loomingwhich is due to hit the West of France from Wednesday evening, the SNCF announced on Tuesday October 31 that no TER will run on Thursday in the regions of Brittany, Pays de la Loire, Normandy, Centre-Val de Loire and Hauts-de-France. Only the Paris Bercy-Nevers line will run normally, specifies the SNCF in this message to users, evoking a “exceptional meteorological event”.
Météo-France expects wind gusts of up to 170 km/h during this storm which will hit the north-western quarter of France from Wednesday evening. Three departments – Finistère, Côtes-d’Armor and Morbihan – were placed on orange alert for violent winds from 9 p.m. on Wednesday.
The meteorological institute mentions gusts of wind which will be “extremely violent” even though he “remains uncertainties about [leur] intensity » : ” We wait [des vents de] 150 to 170 kilometers per hour [km/h] potentially on the coast of Finistère and Côtes-d’Armor during the night from Wednesday to Thursday. »
Météo-France describes Ciaran as “very strong autumn storm, probably of remarkable strength for certain departments in the north-west”. The institute plans “a first period of violent gusts of wind, in the evening and early night”, with winds “100 to 120 km/h in general”. Then, from Wednesday to Thursday morning, “These gusts will spread to other departments in the north-west of the country which will therefore go into orange vigilance”.
Météo-France has also placed a large part of the Atlantic coastline on yellow wind vigilance, certain departments on yellow rain-flood vigilance, as well as Finistère, Morbihan and Loire-Atlantique on yellow wave-submersion vigilance.
The Finistère prefecture asked, as of Monday evening, the population to“anticipate or delay your travel to avoid the storm period”to put away objects that could “constitute a danger due to strong gusts of wind” and to demonstrate “extreme caution when approaching the coast”. Civil protection volunteer first responders will be on pre-alert from Wednesday, Ille-et-Vilaine civil protection said.