Weather : France is preparing for its first peak of heat summer - The Point

A first peak of heat, a few days of the beginning of the summer. This week, temperatures above 30°C will be observed in the Hexagon, or even 35°C locally, indic

Weather : France is preparing for its first peak of heat summer - The Point

A first peak of heat, a few days of the beginning of the summer. This week, temperatures above 30°C will be observed in the Hexagon, or even 35°C locally, indicate the forecast of Météo-France. Monday 22 June already, the temperatures had already exceeded the normal season.

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" on Tuesday, temperatures will generally be 26 to 30°C on the northern half, 28 to 33°C on the southern half ", with a heat which is particularly marked in the plains of the South-West, says a bulletin Météo-France.

"Wednesday, Thursday and Friday will be the three hottest days," says Météo-France, with the mercury reaching or exceeding the 30°C " on most of the regions ". "We will very often 32 to 34 °C in the South-West to the Île-de-France and the regions close to the valley of the Rhone," says Météo-France. "The threshold of the very high temperatures (35 °C) may be exceeded locally. "The minimum temperatures can exceed 20°C" in the major metropolitan areas in or on the shores of the mediterranean ", in particular Thursday and Friday.

2019, the third warmest year in France

2019 had been the third warmest year in France - after 2018 and 2014 -, marked by two episodes of exceptional heat wave, and an absolute record of 46°C. 2020 is part of the same trend, with a winter that has been breaking records of softness and a spring which has been the second warmest ever recorded. With the warming climate, heat waves could be twice that many by 2050, forecasts Météo-France.

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Updated Date: 22 June 2020, 18:33

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