The thermometer has not dropped below 30.5 ° C in the night of Monday to Tuesday in Marignana in Corsica. An absolute record for France by Meteo France.
More than 30 ° C at night! The temperature has not dropped below 30.5 ° C in the night of Monday to Tuesday in Marignana, South Corsica. According to experts from Meteo France, it is simply the absolute record across metropolitan France.
— Météo-France (@meteofrance) August 1, 2017
The previous night record, 30.3 ° C was recorded in Menton in the Alpes-Maritimes during the 2003 heat wave, said the weather forecasting agency. It said the record was broken due to the sirocco, a hot, dry wind that blew in the night of Monday to Tuesday.
During that time, the Center and the Northeast, ten departments are still orange alert for the thunderstorm.