PARIS - Paris airports will be shut to flights from 8:00 pm (1900 GMT) Monday until 10:00 am Tuesday because of extremely high winds expected to hit the French capital, transport officials said.
All flights due in and out of the city's two main airports, Charles de Gaulle (Roissy) and Orly, have been cancelled within that time period and travelers were asked not to head to either of them, they said.
Charles de Gaulle is one the busiest airports in Europe.
Paris faced winds of up to 120 kilometers (75 miles) an hour, forecasters warned earlier, as France was put on storm alert just two weeks after a tempest left 11 dead in the southwest.
The long Atlantic coast was expected to be worst hit, with heavy rain and gales there predicted to reach 140 kilometers an hour, but the entire west and north of the country was in the storm's path, weather forecasters said.
Type d'événement : Vent violent
Début d'événement prévu le lundi 09 février 2009 à 21h00
Fin d'événement prévue le mardi 10 février 2009 à 13h00
Maintien de suivi pour 14 département(s) :Seine-et-Marne (77), Yvelines (78), Essonne (91),
Val-d'Oise (95), Paris et petite couronne (75-92-93-94),
Cher (18), Eure-et-Loir (28), Indre (36), Indre-et-Loire (37),
Loir-et-Cher (41), Loiret (45).
I'm not so sure of that..
Skeptical uncertainty is a hallmark of wisdom.
Well, Izzie, winter time..
Interesting. I don't think we have just wind storms here. High winds are part of a tornado, or hurricane, or are accompanied by rain / perhaps snow, or are maybe described as high winds, gusty or blustery. But, I don't think I've ever heard it reported that we are having a windstorm.
City of Thunder Bay
3:43 PM EST Monday 9 February 2009
Freezing rain warning for
City of Thunder Bay continued
Freezing rain today.
This is a warning that an extended period of freezing rain is imminent or occurring in these regions. Monitor weather conditions..Listen for updated statements.
A winter storm over the us plains is causing a band of freezing rain to track over southern Manitoba and northwestern Ontario today. As the storm continues to approach northwestern Ontario the band of freezing rain will move progressively northeastward and extend through Geraldton to Kapuskasing tonight. Freezing rain will start to affect regions located east of Lake Superior through the Nickel Belt area early Tuesday morning and is expected to gradually taper off by early Tuesday afternoon.
This band of freezing rain will be at times mixed with ice pellets and snow. This mix of freezing precipitation is expected to last for several hours before changing over to rain as temperatures creep above the freezing mark. Ice accretion of 2 to 4 millimetres is likely in the warned regions.