On Monday, temperatures will rise further in the south-west and the lower Rhône valley, around 35 to 38 degrees on average. And gradually this rise in mercury will spread northward to the Loire on Tuesday, then Burgundy, Ile-de-France and the center-east on Thursday. The heat wave affecting France will continue next week, accompanied by rainstorms in the mountain ranges and in Corsica, with a heat wave expected Friday in most of the country, said Météo-France this Sunday. This Sunday and Monday, only two departments, Gard and Vaucluse, are affected by an orange heatwave alert which takes into account the effects of heat on human health, especially when the nights do not cool, said Christelle Robert, forecaster at Météo France. “The number of departments on orange alert should increase over the week” she said. On the temperature side, “it will heat up everywhere, we are moving towards a new peak of heat which will affect almost all of France at the end of the week, starting with the south of country” did He specified, the only regions remaining below 30 degrees in the middle of the week being located along the English Channel. “This is not a fourth heat wave, it’s the same, which started on July 31, which continues “, even if in certain regions of the north we had had more breathable air for a few days, underlined the forecaster. The drought continues This Sunday at the start of the afternoon, the hottest places are located in the Aude, the Pyrénées-Orientales, Gard and Hérault. Welcome thunderstorms hit Corsica, the Pyrenees and the Alps on Sunday. On Monday, temperatures will rise further in the south-west and the lower Rhône valley, around 35 to 38 degrees on average. And gradually this rise in mercury will spread northward to the Loire on Tuesday, then Burgundy, Ile-de-France and the center-east on Thursday. The weather forecast for Monday afternoon. © BFMTVTuesday afternoon weather. © BFMTVDespite the storms developing here and there, the historic drought continues. Since July 17, the soil moisture index has fallen below that recorded during the historic droughts of 1976 and 2003, recalled the forecaster. fire increases. Thus on Sunday more than 300 hectares burned in Finistère and Morbihan. “The north-easterly wind helps the spread” underlined Christelle Robert. for the whole summer), and 16 in both 2003 and 1976. Nîmes has already experienced 40 nights at this threshold since June 1, compared to 30 in 2021, 41 in 2019, 52 in 2003 and 8 in 1976.
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