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The weather for this Monday, March 27: violent gusts and snowstorm in the northern Alps


A very active depression crosses France between Sunday and Monday from the coasts of Brittany to the Mediterranean.

A very active depression crosses France between Sunday and Monday from the coasts of Brittany to the Mediterranean, indicates the Weather Channel *.

As it passed, it caused a strong gale between the west and the south of France.

The strongest gusts can reach nearly 90 km/h and locally 120 to 130 km/h at the seaside as well as in the mountains, with stormy peaks occasionally 10 to 20% higher than the passage of powerful storm squall lines.

Upon its arrival in the Alps, the disturbance linked to this very active depression causes a snowstorm between this Sunday evening and Monday morning in the north of the massif with thicknesses that can reach 20 to 50 cm around 1500 meters in altitude.

In the night from Sunday to Monday,

the Tramontana blows in a storm from the Pyrénées-Orientales to the Cévennes Héraultaises, at a peak of 120 km / h.

The wind is getting stronger in Provence Côte d'Azur with the arrival of cold air at altitude which tumbles over the Mediterranean basin.

In Corsica, the wind reaches 140 km/h on the exposed capes and coasts of the island as well as in the mountains.

At the same time, the snowstorm continues on the north of the Alps with a rain/snow limit which drops suddenly towards 1000 meters of altitude by isothermal.

Monday until mid-morning

, the Tramontane continues to blow in storms in Roussillon at more than 110 km/h.

In Provence Côte d'Azur, the mistral and the northwest wind frequently reach 100 km/h inland and 130 km/h on the reliefs of the Haut-Var and the interior of the Alpes-Maritimes.

In Corsica, it's a storm with gusts of up to 150 km / h near the capes and exposed coasts.

On the north of the Alps, after the blizzard of the night from Sunday to Monday, the snowfalls are weakening quite quickly.

  • The weather channel is owned by the Figaro group

Source: lefigaro

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