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Violent hailstorms in the Loire department

2022-07-03T19:34:54.046Z

Hailstones rained down on the Loire department this Sunday, causing significant material damage. In the Massif Central, the sun shone until midday to give way to large cumulus clouds which brought violent thunderstorms at the end of the day in the Loire department, according to La Chaîne Météo *. Read alsoVignes: balloons inflated with helium against hail The weather deteriorated sharply between the Pilat massif, the Ondaine valley, Saint-Étienne and as far as the Gier valley, with gusts of



In the Massif Central, the sun shone until midday to give way to large cumulus clouds which brought violent thunderstorms at the end of the day in the Loire department, according to

La Chaîne Météo

*.

Read alsoVignes: balloons inflated with helium against hail

The weather deteriorated sharply between the Pilat massif, the Ondaine valley, Saint-Étienne and as far as the Gier valley, with gusts of nearly 80km/h and heavy hailstorms.

On social networks, many Internet users have published impressive images of these bad weather, with devastating hailstones, as indicated by journalist Léo Chapuis on Twitter.

Broken windows, damaged roofs, dented car bodies

”.

Floods were also reported around Saint-Etienne, with numerous accidents on the A 47 motorway. Heavy hailstorms had already hit several departments in the Rhône-Alpes region but also in Bourgogne-Franche-Comté and Brittany at the end of June causing significant material damage.

The weather should not change this Monday over the whole country with sunshine in the North despite some cumulus clouds, possible thunderstorms in the South and very hot weather near the Mediterranean.

*La Chaîne Météo is a property of the Le Figaro group.

Source: lefigaro

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