Heat wave and storms : 21 departments in vigilance orange

Twenty-one departments were placed Friday in vigilance orange due to the heat wave that already exists for several days, and thunderstorms predicted by the end of the day, said Meteo-France. The meteorological Service has announced the placement of six departments in vigilance orange storm in the north of France, due to a stormy episode waited for the whole afternoon and evening of Friday. It is the Eure, Oise and Seine-Maritime, as well as three departments that were already in vigilance orange heat wave for several days (Somme, Pas-de-Calais and North).

In total, 18 departments are in vigilance orange heat wave, including all those of the Ile-de-France, Hauts-de-France and several of the Rhône valley.

A new episode of high heat is expected next week

The heat is expected to persist on Friday, with 35 to 38°C expected on these departments, before a reduction in “sensitive” temperatures expected for the weekend in the north and west of the country due to the degradation “return storm-stormy”. A new episode of high heat is expected from the middle of next week.

According to Météo-France, the country known on Thursday in the afternoon, the warmest since the beginning of the year, with record temperatures for the month of July, defeated at Laon (Aisne, 36.7°C), Saint Quentin (Aisne, 36,2°C), Charleville-Mézières (Ardennes, 36.6°C) and Arras (35.9°C). But the mercury soared higher to Chatillon-sur-Seine (Côte-d’or, To 38.4°C), Aubenas (Ardèche, 37,9°C) or even Paris (37.2°C). On the night of Thursday to Friday has also been hot, with 24,6°C readings, Friday at 05: 00 in Paris, 21.7°C in Lille and 22.1°C in Lyon.

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