After the storm Carmen, Eleanor arrives on France

Ⓒ AFP – LOIC VENANCE – | Waves are crashing on the Préfailles coast (western France), January 1st, 2018

After Carmen for the New Year, the storm Eleanor is preparing to touch the north of the country and the Paris region in the night from Tuesday to Wednesday, according to Météo-France which has placed 21 departments in orange vigilance.

“Eleanor is going to cause a large gust of wind from the Channel coast in the second quarter of the country in the second half of the night from Tuesday to Wednesday and from Normandy to the north-east of the country on Wednesday morning.” indicated Météo-France in a statement, noting that this winter storm was “of comparable intensity” to Carmen for the wind.

Winds of 110 to 120 km / h are expected on the coast and 100 to 110 km / h inland, or more locally. The situation should improve Wednesday afternoon.

Twenty departments are thus placed in vigilance orange wind from Tuesday midnight to Wednesday 5 pm: Aisne, Calvados, Eure, Eure-et-Loir, Loiret, Manche, North, Oise, the Orne, the Pas-de-Calais, Paris and the three departments of the small crown, Seine-Maritime, Seine-et-Marne, Yvelines, Somme, Essonne and Val-d’Oise.

Finistère is placed in vigilance orange waves- submersion. In a context of strong tidal coefficients, strong waves may indeed cause submersion phenomena “particularly intense”, even more than Carmen who had pushed Météo-France to place the entire west facade in wave-submersion vigilance.

Eleanor, who arrives through Northern Ireland and the North Sea, is the fourth storm to hit the country since early December, after Ana, Bruno and Carmen, who left France on the night of Monday to Tuesday after having notably swept Brittany, the Atlantic coast and Corsica with gusts at more than 130 km / h.

Several thousand households were deprived of electricity due to the storm Carmen and a 62 meter wind turbine collapsed in Vendée. Even before his arrival, the winds had caused the death of a man Sunday, killed in his car by the fall of a tree.

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