Meteo France issued a red weather warning (the highest on a four-tier scale) at 04:30 (local time) on Saturday, December 14, for the Pyrénées-Atlantiques department. It forecasts heavy rain and flooding to impact the southwestern department until at least 16:00 on Saturday. The French meteorology agency has also issued orange weather warnings (second-highest on a four-tier scale) in 19 departments across southwestern, northern, and eastern mainland France forecasting wind, heavy rain, and flooding. It has also warned of avalanches in three departments in the Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes region and violent winds in Corsica.
Related transportation disruptions, hazardous driving conditions, and power outages are possible over the coming hours.
Individuals in the affected areas are advised to consult local sources to keep abreast of weather alerts, confirm travel reservations, and adhere to instructions issued by the local authorities.