Heat Wave: 21 Departments Placed on Orange Alert by Meteo France

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Temperatures are expected to rise again from Monday to Wednesday.

Meteo France has placed 21 departments of Sud-Ouest and Rhône-Alpes in orange alert for the heat, Sunday 21st July 2019.

It’s official: the heat wave is back! Meteo France has placed 21 departments in orange alert for the heat, Sunday 21st July 2019.

The alert, which comes into effect Monday morning, from 6am, mainly concerns the Southwest and four departments of the Rhone-Alpes region.

In detail, the departments concerned are: Ardèche (07), Ariège (09), Aveyron (12), Charente (16), Charente-Maritime (17), Corrèze (19), Dordogne (24), Drôme (26) , Haute-Garonne (31), Gers (32), Gironde (33), Isère (38), Landes (40), Lot (46), Lot-et-Garonne (47), Pyrénées-Atlantiques (64), Hautes -Pyrénées (65), Rhône (69), Tarn (81), Tarn-et-Garonne (82) and Haute-Vienne (87).

General Propagation Tuesday

If this new episode of heat wave will first hit the South West and Central East Monday, he will quickly gained the rest of the Hexagon from Tuesday.

“The mass of hot, dry air at the origin of this spectacular rise will gradually spread northward. Warmth orange alertness will spread quickly to many regions.”

“Overall this heat wave will be less intense than that of June. We do not expect peaks of heat at 45/46 ° but the regions north of the Loire will this time be much more concerned, “said Sunday to AFP Météo-France.

“We expect, for Wednesday and Thursday, a few records on these departments,” added the forecasting agency.

This may be the case in Paris, where “the historic absolute record is threatened (40.4 ° C July 28, 1947),” notes Étienne Kapikian, forecaster at Météo-France, on Twitter.

“You know that the next heat wave will be intense when @meteofrance officially plans spikes at 40 ° C in the #jura,” notes on his side on Twitter the forecaster François Jobard, Météo-France.

Year 2019 boiling

At the end of June, the heatwave exceptional in its precocity and intensity had suffocated a large part of the country for several days. The 46 ° C was reached for the first time in France.

The Minister of Health, Agnes Buzyn, has requested the broadcast “as early as Monday morning on TV and radio antennas reminding tips of prevention,” according to a statement released Sunday.

The information platform “Heat wave info service”, available on 0800 06 66 66 (toll-free number), will also resume service.

f the calendar, this heat wave will coincide with a debate on the warming organized Tuesday by a group of deputies to the National Assembly, in the presence of the Swedish teenager Greta Thunberg, at the origin of a great movement of mobilization of young people across the planet.

The signs of climate change are increasing in 2019: last month was the hottest June ever recorded in the world, particularly because of the exceptional heatwave in Europe, according to data from the European Copernicus service on climate change.


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