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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 .

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They should cross a "new scorching episode whose intensity and duration will be less than those of the previous episode", said Météo France Sunday in a bulletin. The ten other departments of the south-eastern quarter of France were placed in yellow alert.

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A Météo France card showing the trend of maximum temperatures between Monday and Wednesday indicates that the thermometer could climb up to 39 ° C in the South-East and the Rhône valley, between 36 ° C and 38 ° C Wednesday in the South West. In Paris, temperatures will reach 34 ° C at 36 ° C. They will remain less than 30 ° C to Brittany and the English Channel.


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already knew A Wave of Early Heat in June And comes out of a second which lasted from July 12 to 25 . 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 Météo France.

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These high temperatures are doubled with a historic drought in July . Friday, 93 of the 96 departments of Metropolitan France were affected by a restriction beyond vigilance . Since Thursday, "Le Vaucluse, North and Haute-Savoie have gone into crisis" and "Côtes-d'Armor have passed on a reinforced alert", according to the Ministry of Ecological Transition.

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In the North, the prefecture, for the first time at the level of the department, triggered the level of drought crisis . The measure concerns the 37 municipalities of the Yser Basin, whose "degradation has reached an unprecedented level which jeopardizes aquatic life", according to the prefecture. Only three departments are spared: Paris, Hauts-de-Seine and Seine-Saint-Denis.

East of France suffocates under the third summer heat wave .
© Frederick Florin / AFP Météo France raised 37 degrees on Thursday in Strasbourg and 38 in Lyon or Saint-Etienne, before a weekend which promises to be fresher, while France is going through a third period of heat wave. The meteorological agency maintained Orange vigilance for Friday in 26 departments, mainly in the East.

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