Météo France is keeping 16 departments in the west of France on heatwave orange vigilance this Saturday morning, according to its 8 a.m. bulletin. These are Charente, Dordogne, Finistère, Haute-Garonne, Gers, Gironde, Landes, Loire-Atlantique, Lot, Lot-et-Garonne, Morbihan, Deux-Sèvres , Tarn, Tarn-et-Garonne, Vendée, and Haute-Vienne. The orange heat wave vigilance is lifted for Charente-Maritime, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Hautes-Pyrénées. The orange vigilance for thunderstorms which concerned the two departments of Corsica is also lifted. Météo France places 16 departments on heatwave orange vigilance. – Météo France to read also Haute-Garonne, Tarn, Tarn-et-Garonne, Lot and Gers again on alert orange heat wave End of heat wave scheduled for Sunday This Saturday, temperatures “will remain scorching in the west and the south-west of the country” indicates Météo France, but “they are starting to drop slightly”. The highs will generally be between 35 and 38°C. This third heat wave of the summer of 2022 should end on Sunday with thunderstorms over most of France, accompanied by heavy localized rainfall, insufficient however to remedy the historic drought, warns Météo France. The thunderstorms, which will come up from the Southwest from Saturday evening, are expected to be strongest around the central massif and the Rhône valley, “and could give accumulations of precipitation up to 30 to 50 mm in places” , note the forecasters. The strong accumulations “will fall on very dry soil, with fairly significant risks of runoff” which do not allow water to be absorbed and increase the risk of flooding “and the risk of hailstones”, warned Claire Chanal. , forecaster, during a press briefing this Friday evening. From the night of Friday to Saturday, “an active rainy-stormy passage will sweep the coasts of Corsica”, placed in orange vigilance, “with heavy precipitation, hail and gusts of wind”, underlines Météo France. A less hot but longer peak than in July It is generally less hot than during the heat wave in mid-July when a number of records were broken with thermometers exceeding 40°C in several regions, including Nantes which had suffered 42° C, but the current episode is “more sustainable on a national scale”, says Météo France. It indeed started on July 31 and after a lull last week, it started again, with scorching days and hot nights. The public authorities therefore warn of health risks and invite the entire population, “even healthy subjects” to continue precautionary measures: drink, eat “as usual”, do not go out during hot hours, c i.e. between 11am-9pm. To display this Twitter content, you must accept Social Network cookies. These cookies allow you to share or react directly on the social networks to which you are connected or to integrate content originally posted on these social networks. They also allow social networks to use your visits to our sites and applications for the purposes of personalization and advertising targeting. I authorize Manage my choices to also read Drought: almost all French departments concerned by an alert, including 69 on maximum alert
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