January 25, 2022

Severe weather. Channel: more than thirty interventions by firefighters this Saturday morning

Trees have fallen on the public highway in the English Channel. (©DP Illustration )

the department from Some is placed by Meteo France, since this Friday, November 26, 2021 evening and at least until midnight Saturday, in yellow vigilance “strong wind”. The Lower Normandy Weather Facebook page in particular recorded gusts of 123 km / h at Carteret, 119km / h at Granville, 111km / h at Barfleur, 105km / h at Saint-Vaast-La-Hougue or 100km / h at Cherbourg.


In this windy context, accompanied byrain from rain even of hail, many branches but also threads have fallen on public roads. Various objects threaten to fall, tiles or roofs have been torn off by the squalls. The firefighters thus intervened, in the morning of this Saturday, at 31 times just for operations related to severe weather. Essentially, according to SDIS 50, on the northern part of Cotentin. “No significant intervention” is to be deplored.

A lull on Sunday

According to Météo-France, the rain will continue to fall over the entire department all afternoon. The wind should blow at 85/90 km / h, mainly in the north-Cotentin. While the showers will subside in the evening, the gusts will not abate. Including during the night from Saturday to Sunday. 85 km / h are notably planned on Saint-Germain-des-Vaux and Montfarville, but also 80 in Cherbourg and Granville.

The weather is expected to be a little quieter on Sunday, with the onset ofcloudy and a wind not blowing beyond 65 km / h at Granville, Saint-Germain-de-Vaux and Montfarville in the morning. The rain should however make its appearance at the end of the day.

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