A spell of severe weather is expected to affect parts of France overnight and through Wednesday morning as an area of low pressure makes its way in from the Bay of Biscay.
The area of low pressure highlighted in the satellite image above is expected to deepen and develop before affecting parts of France this evening and overnight.
This brings the risk of severe thunderstorms across western, then southern France overnight and during Wednesday morning. This will bring the potential for flash flooding and will give squally winds, with disruption to local infrastructure and to holiday makers in the region. Very strong winds and high seas are also likely for a time overnight along the western coastline of France. Meteo France currently has severe weather warnings in force.
This area of wind and rain should then move quickly across Switzerland and southern Germany during Wednesday afternoon.