the essential Twenty-six departments of the south-eastern half were placed in orange vigilance since Wednesday. 9 departments in eastern France remain on heatwave orange vigilance, announced Météo France in its 6 a.m. bulletin this Friday, August 5. Two departments are also on orange alert for thunderstorms. The rest of eastern France and the Pyrenean departments have gone into heat wave yellow vigilance. As for the Great West and the center of France, the alerts are now completely lifted. On the temperature side, the minimums will be between 13 to 17 degrees in the northwest, between 17 and 22 elsewhere, locally 23 to 25 on the shores of the Mediterranean. During the day, the thermometers will peak between 20 and 25 degrees near the English Channel and will reach 26 to 31 degrees without excess over the rest of the northern half, except locally 32/33 from Alsace to Franche-Comté. Except on the Aquitaine coast where 25 to 28 degrees are forecast, it will still be 31 to 35 degrees in the south, locally 37 to 39 from the Rhône valley to Languedoc-Roussillon and Provence. Stormy showers Until Friday morning, stormy showers will circulate from Poitou, from the north of the Massif Central and from Burgundy to Ile-France, Champagne-Ardenne and Lorraine. The activity will be locally strong in the Center and the North-East, accompanied by a risk of hail and gusts. Read also: Heat wave: drop in temperatures, thunderstorms… what do the next few days have in store for us? During the morning, this unstable area will shift towards the northeast. The showers will become temporarily scattered, before locally resuming a stormy character in the afternoon from Alsace to Franche-Comté. Under an increasingly sensitive northeast wind, cooler and often sunny weather will extend from the edges of the Channel to the Ardennes, Ile-de-France, the Center and Poitou-Charentes afternoon. In the morning, the clouds will be a little more numerous and will bring rare showers to Hauts-de-France. From the south-west to Auvergne Rhône-Alpes and around the Mediterranean, the day will still be very hot. Thunderstorms will develop rapidly in the afternoon over the Pyrenees, the Alps and the Massif Central up to the Cévennes. They will sometimes be strong in the east of the Massif Central. Some showers may overflow into the interior of Languedoc and towards the Rhone Valley
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