Meteo France has increase to 51, including seven in the West, the number of departments on orange alert because of the heatwave that began Monday morning.
It’s hot, very hot at least for June. Since Monday, France is affected by extreme heat. Meteo France announced on Monday afternoon that 51 departments are now on orange alert. seven in the West: Orne, Sarthe, Mayenne, Ile-et-Vilaine, Loire-Atlantique, Maine-et-Loire and Vendée.
They were already 16 in orange alert on Monday morning . But the heat wave episode has spread to the East. With temperatures above 30° C, even up to 38 ° C in the southwest.
— Météo-France (@meteofrance) June 19, 2017
The orange alert issued by Meteo France is valid at least for 24 hours until Tuesday afternoon, wheb the situation will be re-evaluated.