And this bad weather is expected to continue at least until the end of the week.
Ten departments are now placed on yellow alert for snow and ice. They are: Ariège, Aude, Aveyron, Cantal, Corrèze, Creuse, Haute-Loire, Loire, Puy-de-Dôme and Tarn.
Three other departments have been put on yellow alert for storms: the Alpes-Maritimes, Haute-Corse and Var.
❄️ The arrival of winter # weather this Tuesday #1st December This year coincides with the establishment of a winter offensive in the east of the country and the return of the cold. The whole week will be marked by cool temperatures for the season.
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– Météo-France (@meteofrance) December 1, 2020
On Monday, northeastern France experienced freezing rains and low temperatures.
The forecaster Météo France indicates that the temperatures of Wednesday will be lower than seasonal norms and that there will be an “imposing cloud over the southwest”.
This will be accompanied by scattered rains over northwestern France and western Brittany, and snowfall over the Pyrenees and the Massif Central.
From Thursday, it will rain throughout the country, except in the Mediterranean basin, “where the weather is still very sunny”, specifies Météo France.
However, he warns that there could be strong winds there.
Pyrénées-Orientales on storm alert for Friday evening