Warnings for heavy rain for France
No active warnings Alert level dark green:
Active weather notice Alert level yellow:
Severe weather watch Alert level orange:
Severe weather warning (moderate) Alert level red:
Severe weather warning (heavy) Alert level violet:
Severe weather warning (extreme)
The map gives an overview of all the heavy rain warnings for France. On the graphic you can see at which locations respecively in which areas of France heavy rain falls have to be reckoned with. This may entail flood, overflowed streams, rivers and lakes as well as landslides and mudslides in France.
We distinguish between weather watches and weather warnings. Heavy rain watches for France are issued if heavy rain falls in France are probable but there are uncertainties about duration, intensity and/or the course of them. Heavy rain warnings are released if considerable volumes of rain have to be reckoned with within the next 1 to 12 hours. The detailed and reliable forecasts of such heavy rain events are important especially for the agriculture, the traffic, insurances and event organisers, as well as for settlements near rivers of France.