Working towards infra-département vigilance
In order to strengthen the relevance of the weather monitoring device and to better respond to the expectations of authorities and citizens, Météo-France began to carry out initial studies looking to define the boundaries of meteorological vigilance at infra-département level in 2017. The vigilance map, monitoring reports and associated behavioural advice will evolve long-term, alongside the tools that enable them to be produced and distributed.
This large-scale work, planned over several years, began in 2017 with a survey on public and media perception of the device. The survey highlighted several areas for improvement in terms of the map’s presentation and accompanying documents, particularly concerning rain/flooding aspects. While working to refine requirements in close collaboration with the Ministry of the Interior and the Ministry for the Ecological and Inclusive Transition, Météo-France began initial work on the development of tools and production methods in 2017.