Paris, Europe Brief News – Torrential rainfall hit Paris after a recent heatwave across France, flooding metro stations in the French capital.
Overall, heavy rain pelted the city for at least 90 minutes, starting at 5:45 p.m. local time in Paris, according to YahooNews.
Disneyland Paris was forced to close some rides, due to the heavy rain.
The RATP transport organisation said several Paris metro stations, including Balard, were inundated with water.
Meteo France reported that the equivalent of one month’s worth of rain fell in the space of an hour.
The meteorological station on the Eiffel Tower recorded wind speeds of up to 104 km/hour.
Weather services reported that the level of the River Seine had risen by 35cm due to the heavy rainfall.
The Paris fire service issued warnings to locals, instructing them how to stay safe during the downpour – advising them to stay indoors.
French weather services said that much of southern France could be hit by storms later this week.
The massive storm in Paris followed a heatwave across France.
Meanwhile, Reuters reports today that torrential rains hit New Zealand’s South Island on Wednesday, flooding rivers, houses and roads and forcing roughly 200 households to evacuate.