Météo France had announced it. A violent stormy episode is affecting the Gard and the Hérault at this very moment. A stormy episode of impressive electric density. Thousands ofhave already been detected. Sometimes more than a flash per second under the cell. In the Gard alone, more than 10,000 since this morning, 6 hours!
And the risk of flash flooding is significant. In particular because of the low mobility of. The authorities call for caution in these regions.
#Direct / l’#thunderstorm torrential and not very mobile spilled nearly 150 mm in less than 2 hours on the Vidourle basin. It has now moved towards the Nîmois basin and the Vaunage, then will gain the #Camargue. Be careful, lots of runoff and accumulations in low points pic.twitter.com/MUaRHCK43R
– Weather forecast Gard – Hérault (@MteoGardHerault) September 14, 2021
Heavy rains were reported. And here and there hail has been reported.
In Quissac, in the Gard, 151 millimeters of rain fell in two hours. The equivalent of a month of precipitation. Fromare in class.
Explosive situation in the east of Languedoc with the formation of a violent thunderstorm accompanied by torrential rains, which shifts in the region of #Nîmes.
151 mm observed in 2 hours at Quissac. pic.twitter.com/imAaaZcK6Q
– Gaétan Heymes (@GaetanHeymes) September 14, 2021
The first images arrive from the town of Corconne in the Gard, where it has already fallen nearly 100 mm in 1h30. Mudslides are in progress. Be extremely vigilant in the area.
Video: Mélanie Bonnefond / Météo Languedoc all rights reserved pic.twitter.com/bWFUU2zxCN
– Languedoc weather (@MeteoLanguedoc) September 14, 2021
[DIRECT] #Gard : downpours have been falling on the department since the beginning of the morning with 151 mm recorded in 2 hours at #Quissac including 98 mm in 1 hour! Beware of runoff and increasingly difficult traffic conditions, the area of #Nîmes is now affected. @LCIpic.twitter.com/5tHFujt0CO
– Guillaume Woznica (@GWoznica) September 14, 2021
Météo France maintains its orange vigilance until the middle of the day.