Storm Bella is approaching, bringing with it strong winds that are expected to blow over France from Sunday. Heavy snowfall is also expected.
A disturbance from Iceland is on its way to France. On its arrival in France on Sunday, the low pressure system – nicknamed Bella – should bring with it snow and strong gales, according to The Weather Channel which forecasts “stormy gusts on the coasts of the Channel, until at 120 km / h, and 80 to 100 km / h in the land “.
The effects of the storm should start to be felt slightly from Saturday night to Sunday with gusts reaching 110 km / h near the coast and 90 km / h in the interior.
“Sunday morning, the strongest winds will be observed in the regions neighboring the Channel, with gusts to 110 km / h and occasionally 20 to 30% closer to the capes and exposed coasts. This strong gale will progress towards the Pays de la Loire, the Paris basin and the Hauts-de-France during the morning, with gusts that will reach 80 to 100 km / h, and locally 100 to 110 km / h on the hills of Artois “, says The Weather Channel.
The disruption could persist until Thursday
We will have to wait until Sunday afternoon to see a slight lull in the north-west of France. Storm Bella will however not yet have finished blowing over Poitou, Charente, Limousin and Lorraine, “with gusts of around 110 km / h on the Charente coast and 80 to 100 km / h inland. “and rain sometimes mixed with a few flakes.
In the evening, it will be Auvergne and Franche-Comté’s turn to face gusts of 110 km / h on the exposed massifs and 70 to 90 km / h in the plains. “It will snow heavily above 800 meters.”
“In the night from Sunday to Monday, while the wind will weaken everywhere, a snowstorm will begin over the Alps, the Massif Central and the Pyrenees, from 800 meters above sea level,” said the weather forecast site.
These weather conditions could persist until Thursday.
Amber Lepoivre BFMTV reporter