100 km / h gusts expected in Lyon this Wednesday

After a relatively mild Tuesday, Wednesday heralds the return of tumultuous weather.

This time there will be no snow, as temperatures will continue to rise to a maximum of 11 degrees, but there will be a southern wind storm that will shake the young capital.

A strong episode for the region

“From Occitania and the valley of the lower Rhône to Auvergne Rhône-Alps and to Lorraine, the wind will blow in gusts of up to 70 to 90 km / h, sometimes 100 km / h towards the Lyonnais”, details Météo France.

Starting at 4 in the morning on Wednesday, the Rhone was put on yellow alert due to strong winds.

Contacted by Le Progrès, Christophe Mertz, meteorologist for the MeteoNews website, details: “The wind will start during the afternoon, with gusts of 90-100 km / h. This is a strong episode for the region. This south wind will blow across the Rhone. “

Storm Bella last December

The last episode of strong winds in Lyon dates back to December 27: then it had blown at 104 km / h in Lyon. A tree had fallen in the road of rue Francis de Pressensé in Villeurbanne, near rue Anatole France.