Heat wave: Météo France puts 69 departments on alert

CANICULA – It’s still warming up in France. Five additional departments, all located in Auvergne-Rhône-Alpes, were placed on Sunday, August 9, on orange heat wave watch, while 15 departments in the north of the country remain in the red, Météo-France announced.

“Five departments of the Center-East are on orange heat wave alert: Haute-Loire, Isère, Ain, Savoie and Haute-savoie,” Météo-France announced on Sunday afternoon. Therefore, France now has 54 departments on orange alert.

Fifteen departments, namely Hauts-de-France and Ile-de-France, as well as Eure and Seine-Maritime in Normandy, remain on red alert.

According to Meteo France, the thermometer will rise this Sunday afternoon to 40 ° C in Rouen, 39 ° C in Paris and 38 ° C in Reims.

“Sunday August 9, with expected minimum / maximum temperatures of 25 and 39 ° C, should be the peak of the heat wave in Paris,” warned Gaétan Heymes of Météo-France on Twitter.

Storms and heavy atmosphere

The heat will play overtime in the capital. “Snack is postponed until next Thursday in Paris, which is experiencing its most excruciatingly hot week since 1873, except for August 2003. There may be thunderstorms in the next few days, but the atmosphere is still very hot and heavy in the capital, ”added his colleague François Jobard. .

The heat wave will continue with minimum temperatures that will still have a difficult time falling below 18 to 23 degrees. It will be colder in Brittany and Normandy with 15 to 18 degrees.

The thermometer will show still high values ​​in the afternoon, included in the terrain between 32 and 37 degrees in a very heavy environment. However, it will be cooler, between 25 and 30 degrees on the Atlantic coast, the coasts of Brittany and the English Channel, as well as on the Mediterranean coast.

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Here are the temperatures recorded at 4 p.m., followed by the minimum forecast for the night from Sunday to Monday:

Lille: 36/23

Paris: 38/23

Strasbourg: 35/19

Brest: 24/15

Bordeaux: 36/21

Nantes: 34/19

Toulouse: 38/22

Lyon: 37/20

Clermont-Ferrand: 27/16

Marseille: 33/19

Ajaccio: 30/19

See also The HuffPost: Heatwave: France, England and Spain face the heat in full anger

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