Well, at least I don't have to worry about the greenhouse this morning. This afternoon it might be a different story, but it will be during daylight hours. A storm is moving into northern France, affecting Brittany and eastern Normandy this morning, but moving westward toward Touraine and Paris.
It's not yet clear from the forecasts how hard the wind might blow. The biggest risk to the greenhouse, which is located on the side of the house that bears the brunt of the wind, is an airborne tree branch.
MétéoFrance has put Brittany and the other areas already feeling the effects of the storm under « vigilance orange ». As you can see on the map above, Saint-Aignan and Paris are in the yellow warning zone — but that will probably change for the worse as the day goes on.
We hope our house and all our big trees will withstand it. Unless we have winds over 60 mph, we'll likely be fine. Winds out on the coast, some 250 miles east of Tours and Saint-Aignan are already around 80 mph.
Even wind that strong might not cause any damage. But we and the house are vulnerable to high winds coming from the west, and that's where the weather is coming from today.