Red weather alert: Météo France upgrades warning to highest level

Schools in the Alpes-Maritimes and Monaco will be closed on Friday 20th October as heavy rain, flooding and strong winds are due hit the region in the morning.

Météo France had issued an orange weather alert for the Alpes-Maritimes on Thursday to Friday, however that alert was upgraded to red on Thursday afternoon as the nature of the storm intensified.

By early evening, Monaco authorities had also issued an alert.

From around 4am on Friday in the Alpes-Maritimes and Monaco, rainfall is expected to reach as high as 250mm, with very strong southerly winds of around 100km/h, and upto 120km/h in elevated areas.

As a result, schools and crèches in Monaco and the Alpes-Maritimes will be closed.

The intense storm is expected to subside at around 10am.

To see the regularly updated Météo France storm forecast and alert bulletin, click here.


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