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Offbeat Peak heat. 13 departments now in vigilance orange heat wave

18:40  30 july  2020
18:40  30 july  2020 Source:   ouest-france.fr

Heatwave and severe thunderstorms: 32 departments in orange vigilance

 Heatwave and severe thunderstorms: 32 departments in orange vigilance © JEAN-MICHEL NIESTER / OUEST-FRANCE 19 departments are placed on alert by Météo France for the risk of severe thunderstorms. Météo France has placed 19 departments on alert for the risk of severe thunderstorms. They add to the 13 departments on heat wave alert, when the mercury could reach 41 ° C in places. Météo France has placed 32 departments on orange alert, in its vigilance map updated at 6 a.m. on Friday, July 31.

Il fait un temps sec et chaud sur la France (photo d’illustration). © Getty Images / iStockphoto The weather is dry and hot in France (photo illustration).

While a heat wave hit the territory, Météo France raised to 13 the number of departments in orange heat wave vigilance.

Météo France's orange heat wave vigilance was extended to thirteen departments this Thursday, July 30 at 4 p.m. In addition to the Rhône, Isère, Drôme, Ardèche, Savoie and Haute-Savoie, already concerned since yesterday , Côte d'Or, Doubs, Jura, Saône -et-Loire, Loire, Haute-Loire and Ain are particularly exposed to the heat peak which affects the entire French territory.

13 dpts in #vigilanceOrange

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Two heat waves should take place next week with a peak of 40 ° C

 Two heat waves should take place next week with a peak of 40 ° C At first, temperatures are expected to soar on Monday. A new heat peak is also expected from Thursday to Saturday. © afp.com/ALAIN JOCARD Children cool off in the pools of the Trocadéro fountain during an episode of strong heat, July 22, 2019 in Paris After rather mild temperatures in recent weeks, France will encounter two successive heat peaks next week. Temperatures will rise to 40 degrees from Monday with "brief but very strong heat stroke", warns the Weather Channel.

- VigiMeteoFrance (@VigiMeteoFrance) July 30, 2020

«The temperatures observed at 3 pm legal are only below 30 degrees from Lower Brittany to Cotentin, Hauts-de-France and Ardennes, as well as on the coast of the Gulf of Lion and Cap Corse. It is often more than 34 degrees in a southern half of the country, and up to 38 to 40 degrees locally in the southwestern regions and the Mediterranean hinterland ", details the Météo France bulletin.

Next night should be warm and the heat peak should strengthen further on Friday, except for the Atlantic coast. "In addition to the value of both minimum and maximum temperatures, muggy weather will contribute to making this day particularly painful in terms of feeling" , continues Météo France.

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