The Nord and Pas-de-Calais placed in vigilance orange snow and ice on Wednesday
Two departments, Nord and Pas-de-Calais, will be on orange “snow and ice” vigilance on Wednesday according to the Météo France website, while the weather will be rainy over almost the entire country.
Apart from the two northern departments in orange snow-ice vigilance, sixty-four others will be in yellow vigilance, the Alps for avalanches, Lozère for snow and ice, and all those located north of a La Rochelle line -Lyon, as well as Corsica, for the wind.
The almost general rain over the country will give way to sunny spells in the afternoon over the Rhone Valley and Bordeaux. In the evening, the clearings will concern an entire southwestern half of the country.
Temperatures, which will be 5 to 12 degrees over the northern half in the morning, will drop to 6 to 15 degrees in the afternoon. On the south, temperatures of 7 to 15 degrees in the morning on the southern half will be 8 to 19 degrees in the afternoon.
The return of the rain should be good for French soils. After a scorching summer and an abnormally dry winter, the groundwater situation in France is critical. many departments were placed on drought alert or vigilance and the Minister for Ecological Transition, Christophe Béchu, asked the prefects at the end of February to take measures to save water in the departments concerned.