Paris floods August 16, 2022
A sudden, torrential rainfall hit the city of Paris Tuesday evening, August 16, just as commuters headed for metro stations after work. RATP – which oversees public transport in Paris – said that metro stations were flooded, and one was closed. Meanwhile, traffic snarled in the French capital, as less than 2 inches (44 mm) of rain fell in an hour. This is as much rain as Paris typically receives in a month, according to reports. The video above, from France24, also said that wind gusts as high as 60 miles an hour (100 km/h) buffeted the top of the Eiffel Tower.
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Disney rides closed
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. See the tweet below:
[Live] The storm invaded SWHM at the moment ?. They stopped the ride for safety reasons. ?
— Disneyland Paris Works (@DisneylandWorks) August 16, 2022
Storm followed a heatwave
The massive storm in Paris followed a heatwave across France.
Meteo France says that storms could hit in much of southern France later this week.
Bottom line: A sudden, torrential rain struck the city of Paris on Tuesday evening, August 16, 2022, as commuters were heading home. Some metro stations flooded, and one was closed.