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Storms batter France

09/06/14 12:20 CET

A large area of France is on alert for severe storms for a second day.

On Sunday night damaging winds gusting to over 110 Km/hr and tennis ball sized hailstones battered the Val D’oise department near Paris.

In neighbouring Yvelines, emergency services said there were over 440 weather related calls. No injuries have been reported

France’s meteorological service has put 32 departments in the country’s west and north on orange alert until 3 am on Tuesday for “violent” storms with heavy rain, hail, intense lightning activity and strong winds.

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