Languedoc-Roussillon: At 38° C in September, a Record already

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Record temperatures for September in the Languedoc-Roussillon region of France

WEATHER: Languedoc-Roussillon burdened by record heat. Not since 100 years, it has been so hot in many cities of the region …

Thirty-eight degrees on Sunday in Prades-le-Lez, in the city of Montpellier! Never the temperatures were too hot during a September in almost every department.Everywhere in the Hérault, but also the Gard (37.2 ° C in Uzes), Pyrenees-Orientales (35.3 ° C in Perpignan) and the Aude (36.9 ° C in Narbonne), the records fall one after the other under the hot …


Almost everywhere: in Montpellier , the maximum (from Fréjorgues station) always dated 36.3 ° C September 25, 1983, but more hot weather were expected in the early evening. “These values are more than 10 ° C above seasonal norms and constitute absolute heat record for September, over a period of about 100 years and records began,” says Weather Languedoc website which relies on statements from Météo France.

“This is the extension of the summer”

The heat wave has settled on September 1. The highest values were drawn Sunday of the hinterland Montpellier within the Gard. Overwhelmed by the heat, the Herault spend their weekends on the coast, where temperatures are less scorching.

“This is really an extension of the summer, welcomes Sylvie restorative to Palavas-les-Flots . It is customary that Montpellier are reclaiming the beaches in September, but the crowd is really exceptional. For us, it counterbalances a pretty average spring. ”

Temperatures are expected to remain well above seasonal norms earlier this week.At least until Wednesday. Monday was still very hot and announces new records for September could fall, especially around the shoreline …

Consequences of this heat, fire hazards are particularly strong over much of the territory where the mistral and tramontanes should blow, especially in the Gard, and the coast of the Aude and Pyrénées-Orientales, up to 80 km / h.

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