Fifteen departments Southeast are still on Friday morning orange alert for heatwave, said Meteo France in its latest bulletin at 6am.
The heatwave episode continues on the southeast of France. Meteo France has kept 15 departments orange alert.
The heatwave alert relates to the following departments: Alpes-de-Haute-Provence, Hautes-Alpes, Alpes-Maritimes, Ardèche, Bouches-du-Rhone, the Corse-du-Sud, Haute-Corse , Drôme, Gard, Isère, Rhône, Var, Vaucluse, Hérault and the Pyrénées Orientales.
The end of this episode of heat wave is expected “at the earliest” on Saturday at 9pm, said the forecaster. Meanwhile, on Friday the “heat wave continues”, says Meteo France.
At night, temperatures remained very high: around 20 degrees in Lyonnais, Dauphine and even close to 24 degrees in the Rhone valley, 23 to 26 on the coast of PACA, up to 30 in Corsica, 25 in Sete, Perpignan 27 to 28 degrees in Cape Béar (Pyrénées-Orientales).
During the day, the thermometer will continue to reach values between 35 and 38 degrees inland, locally around 40 degrees or more very occasionally, as in Corsica. It was not until Saturday or Sunday to consider a significant reduction of heat, according to forecasters.
Thursday, the maximum temperatures have been reached in Corsica, with 42 degrees in Sartène, 40 in the region of Ajaccio while the thermometer has exceeded 39 degrees in Carpentras (Vaucluse) and reaches 39 ° C to Montclus (Gard).