Violent hailstorm batters France

PARIS - France is bracing itself for storms predicted to hit central, western and northern regions on Monday and due to last till Tuesday, France Meteo, the French national meteorological service warns. 

Thirty-two regions are on orange storm alert  - the second highest weather warning - from Monday until Tuesday, says the meteorological service. 

 Paris's metropolitan district, Ile-de-France was struck by a violent hailstorm on Sunday evening and during the night.

Some buildings reportedly have received various damages.

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