Snow returns to Hérault, Gard and Aveyron

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The return of snow from an altitude of 300 or 400 metres and above is expected overnight on Wednesday/Thursday,

A heavy snowfall is forecast, especially in the areas of La Salvetat, Espinouse, Escandorgues and Le Caylar in Hérault, and also in the Cévennes and the Aveyron.  Up to 20 centimetres of snow is expected.

On the Pyrenees, snow will fall at around 1,000 metres. In the Pyrénées-Orientales, a new snowfall will be expected at around 600/700 meters.

Temperatures will range from 1 ° C to 6 ° C in the morning, or even from 0 ° C to -4 ° C locally on the Cévennes. And from 4 ° C on the reliefs to 14 ° C near the coast during the day.

Thunderstorms, strong waves and the risk of flooding are forecast on the coast, from Sète to Valras.

40 technicians from the Hérault and 20 snow removal trucks are ready to intervene to maintain the movement of aid, nursing staff and essential activities.

Travel is strongly discouraged unless there are compelling reasons, due to weather conditions and of course the containment instructions related to COVID-19.

Source: France 3