The heat wave is back in France - The Point

The heat beating down on France. After a first alert on Monday, a strong wave of heat was installed Thursday on a good part of the Hexagon. It is expected to in

The heat wave is back in France - The Point

The heat beating down on France. After a first alert on Monday, a strong wave of heat was installed Thursday on a good part of the Hexagon. It is expected to intensify until Friday. Thirteen departments are now placed in vigilance orange heat wave by Météo-France since Thursday up to 16 hours up to Friday, 16 hours : the Ardèche, the Drôme, the Isère, Rhône, Savoie, Doubs, Côte-d'or, Jura, Haute-Savoie, Ain, Loire, Saône-et-Loire and Haute-Loire.

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temperatures are rising Thursday compared to the day before with temperatures expected on the afternoon of 34 °C to 38 °C. in general, locally up to 42 °C in Aquitaine. On the night of Thursday to Friday will be warm, even warmer than the previous. This episode of extreme heat will increase again Friday, with maximum temperatures provided locally again above 40 °C, close to the peak reached in July 2019. Temperatures are expected to remain very high during the day of Saturday and in the night from Saturday to Sunday, before the beginning of a refresh during the day of Sunday.

While the French are preparing to go on vacation, Bison Futé "calls the users to the utmost caution" and their book recommendations to cope, on the road, the wave of heat provided from Thursday and until the end of this big weekend-crossover summer. The site traffic information, so it recommends that " to avoid walking during the hottest hours of the day (between 12 hours and 16 hours) ", to protect the vehicle from the sun, drink water regularly and pay attention to the passengers the most vulnerable (children and elderly).

The next night promises to be very fresh or warm over a large part of the country. Except in the north of the Seine to the borders of germany, the temperatures will often range between 16 and 22 °C, sometimes around 23/24 in the South. Tomorrow afternoon, on the atlantic coast, and especially on the coastal regions of Aquitaine, the maximum temperatures will decrease compared with Thursday, included between 27 and 32 °C, locally under the tip of brittany to the coast of the vendée. Everywhere else, the heat will be intense in the afternoon with 34 to 39 °C, locally 40 to 41 °C in the shade on the paris basin, Champagne, Burgundy, Berry, north of the Auvergne region and the middle valley of the Rhône.

Saint-Jean-de-Luz "smashed" his record of temperature

Saint-Jean-de-Luz has largely defeated on Thursday its record high temperature with the 41.9 °C identified by Météo-France in 17 hours, beating a previous mark, going back to the episode heatwave of 2003. The seaside resort of the basque had a temperature of 40.2 °C on 4 August 2003 during the heat wave, recorded at the meteorological station of the pointe de Socoa.

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"A record of 1.7 °C, this is a record sprayed, especially compared to the heatwave of 2003, it is quite exceptional," said Olivier Cabanes, an engineer with Météo-France to Bordeaux. "But it is a burst of heat on a day, that will fade ", he said. "The wind will turn west (Thursday) evening, a refresh will be involved in the night back (Friday) at a normal temperature for the season, with a forecast to be 27 °C, 15 °C less (than Thursday). "

traffic differentiated setting up Friday in the Île-de-France

The heat wave has also its consequences on road traffic. In the Île-de-France, traffic, differentiated going to be setting up on Friday, announced the prefect of police of Paris Didier Lallement, relayed by BFM TV. Vehicles with a sticker Crit'air of category 3, 4 or 5 will not have permission to move.

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The speed will also be lowered on the roads. Heavy vehicles will not be able to make it in the Île-de-France, and will have to take a different route. In transport, the plan for pollution control will be enabled. Users will be able to obtain a ticket valid all day for 3,80 euros.

how to comply

In case of hot weather, many gestures are recommended. It takes such a drink without waiting to be thirsty, to compensate for the water lost (through perspiration, breath and urine). Drink, yes, but without excess to avoid edema and other adverse consequences. On the other hand, it is necessary to avoid alcohol and beverages loaded in caffeine which have a diuretic effect. Diet contributes to hydration with the vegetables and fruits (cucumber, tomato, lettuce, watermelon, melon...) and dairy products (yogurt, white cheese).

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At home, it is important to let shutters, curtains and windows closed day and open in the evening and at night if it is less hot. Avoid going out during the hottest hours and take refuge from the sun. You must also avoid sports and strenuous efforts in full sun. In the context of the epidemic of Covid-19, "the most usual guidance for dealing with a heat wave will continue to apply," according to the Directorate-general of health (DGS). "It is, however, necessary to adapt the habits of refresh interior spaces, including the community," she says.

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Updated Date: 30 July 2020, 13:33

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