Heatwave: Orange Alert Extended to 34 Departments

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Heatwave orange alert extended to 34 departments

Meteo France has extended the heatwave orange alert to 34 departments in the south and east of France.Temperatures can reach 40 ° C.

Météo France has extended, on Tuesday afternoon, vigilance orange heat wave 34 department . 19 departments in the south and east of France  were already involved.

These were Aude, Bouches-du-Rhone, Corse-du-Sud, Haute-Corse, Côte-d’Or, Bas-Rhin, Haut-Rhin, Saône-et- Loire, Var, Territoire-de-Belfort, Alpes-Maritimes, Ardèche, Drôme, Gard, Hérault, Isère, Pyrénées-Orientales, Rhône and Vaucluse are concerned.

At present, the alert also concerns Ain, Doubs, Haute-Garonne, Gironde, Jura, Lot-et-Garonne, Haute-Marne, Meurthe-et-Moselle, Moselle, Haute -Saône, Savoy, Haute-Savoie, Tarn, Tarn-et-Garonne and Vosges.

Tuesday afternoon, the thermometer reached between 33 to 36 degrees in Alsace and the Lyon region, 35 to 39 degrees in the Rhone Valley and in the interior of the Mediterranean departments .

Wednesday, “the temperatures, often stationary north, will still slightly increase in the south,” says Météo France. From Thursday, the heat will be even more pronounced and will reach other regions.

40 ° C degrees

“We should reach or even exceed 40 degrees in places in the south,” warns Météo France.

“Only the northwestern border of the Hexagon should maintain maximum temperatures below 35 degrees. The heat wave should last at least until early next week.”

July 2018 is the third warmest July since 1900, after July 2006 and July 1983, according to Météo France.

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