Rhône: Department placed on Orange Alert for Heatwave

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Rhône has been placed on Orange alert for heatwave temperatures

While a wave of heat hits France this weekend, with peaks at 38 ° C expected, the Rhône has been placed on orange alert for heatwave.

First hot episode of the summer.  The department of the Rhône and more particularly the agglomeration of Lyon were placed on Friday in orange alert because of the intensity of the heat, according to a bulletin of Meteo France.

Saturday, in the agglomeration of Lyon, the minimum temperatures – 17 to 18 degrees – will rise in the afternoon to 34 or 35 degrees and will not go back below 21 degrees during the night, says the meteorological organization.

Thunderstorms expected

Sunday and Monday, the maximum will be even higher and neither rain nor thunderstorms will refresh the atmosphere before the evening of Monday.

For its part, the Rhone prefecture has activated level 3 “alert heat wave”, leading the services of the Regional Health Agency (ARS) and local support agencies to organize the prevention and care of people at risk, mainly old people.

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