World: New heat wave: "very very danger of fires", warns Météo-France

It’s so hot in Europe that roads are literally buckling

  It’s so hot in Europe that roads are literally buckling The world wasn’t built for this heat.The heat wave, which brought record-breaking temperatures to the UK, France, and elsewhere in the past two weeks, is exposing a frightening reality: Much of Europe isn’t built for extreme heat, or for a climate that’s swiftly changing.

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The Mediterranean zone faces a "very strong danger of fire" due to the winds and High temperatures this Sunday, July 31, warned Météo-France.

This risk of fire concerns Occitania, Provence and Corsica. It is linked to the wind regime (Mistral and Tramontane) "fairly strong" and to "conditions remaining very hot and dry on an increasingly sensitive vegetation".

in Gironde, after the fire: "I do not know if I will be able to forget this event"

Mercury will reach Sunday 30 to 37 degrees in the Southeast, up to 34 to 35 degrees in Occitania, according to Météo -France. On the Channel coast, the maximums will be between 20 and 26 degrees. Temperatures should continue to climb the southeast on Monday, up to 39 °.

On the eve of a third heat wave, Météo-France warns of a "very high danger of fires"

 On the eve of a third heat wave, Météo-France warns of a © Jeff Pacoud / AFP while temperatures should reach 37 degrees in the Southeast, and 34 to 35 degrees in Occitania, Météo-France warns of the risk of a "very high danger of fire" in the Mediterranean zone on Sunday, because of the winds and high temperatures.

interviewed by AFP, Météo-France underlined on July 29:

“A new heat wave is put in place on France with temperatures that can exceed 35 ° C in general on Monday south of a Bordeaux line -Lyon. »

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" It can settle for several days on the south-east quarter of the country ", added Météo-France, who said there was "uncertainty" after Wednesday.

Historic dryness

A Météo-France card showing the trend of maximum temperatures between Monday and Wednesday indicates that the thermometer could climb up to 36 and 39 ° C in the south-east until towards the Rhône valley, between 36 and 39 ° C Tuesday in the southwest, then between 36 and 38 ° C Wednesday in the east in an area from Alsace to the Lyon region.

A new heat wave sweeps over France this Monday

 A new heat wave sweeps over France this Monday © Copyright 2022, the Obs Metropolitan France is experiencing a new heat wave from Monday, August 1, with temperatures that can climb up to 39 ° C In the south-east according to Météo France, manifest symptom of climate change . Five departments-Ardèche, Drôme, Gard, Pyrénées-Orientales and Vaucluse-were classified by the Meteorological Institute in Orange Heatmale .

In Paris, temperatures will reach 30 to 34 ° C. They will remain less than 30 ° C to Brittany and the English Channel.

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France has already experienced an early heat wave in June and leaves a second which lasted from July 12 to 25, With several fires, notably in Gironde where nearly 21,000 hectares of forest were destroyed. The latter "now constitutes the 45th heat wave identified since 1947", "the most intense third, with a peak of the national thermal indicator at 28.0 ° C on July 18" and "the longest fifth", According to the Météo-France website.

These high temperatures double a historic drought in July.

Weather: The heat wave will continue in France, with a scorching peak at the weekend .
© Philippe Huguen / AFP The heat wave will continue next week, with a peak expected Friday in most of the country. Thunderstorms will burst in the massifs and in Corsica, and could be accompanied by hail in certain regions. "The number of orange alert departments should increase over the week," warns Météo-France.

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