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35 to 39 degrees during the day, and stifling nights: a new episode of heat wave is expected to touch the south of France on Monday before going north Tuesday and Wednesday. Ardèche (07), Drôme (26), Gard (30), Pyrénées-Orientales (66) and Vaucluse (84): five departments were placed under orange vigilance in the south of France.

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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 on Sunday in a bulletin. The ten other departments of the south-eastern quarter of France were placed in yellow alert.

The temperatures of new upper

a few days after an exceptional heat wave that lasted two weeks, temperatures were raised again on Sunday afternoon from Roussillon to Provence. 36 degrees were noted in Marseille, Montpellier and Perpignan on Sunday at 4:00 p.m., and 38 in Nîmes.

south of Nîmes (Gard), fueled by the Mistral and the Tramontane, a fire destroyed 200 hectares of pine forest on Sunday evening, and four firefighters were injured, including one seriously.

An important plume of gray and orange smoke required the partial closure of the A9 motorway. The Gard was placed on Saturday, for the first time of the season, in "extreme danger" level in the Rhodanian Gard area.

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Another fire broke out at the end of the afternoon about twenty kilometers from Marseille, near the Pennes-Mirabeau.

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This multiplication of hot episodes is a direct consequence of global warming according to scientists, greenhouse gas emissions ( Linked to energy production, transport, industry) increasing their intensity, duration and frequency. "The heat is intensifying again," warned Météo-France.

The heat should be felt in the morning and in the afternoon of Monday in the south, with temperatures of 35 to 38 degrees on the departments placed in orange alert, and peaks at 39 degrees towards the Gard.


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The episode of strong heat should "extend Tuesday and Wednesday on many regions", to the west and in the Rhône valley, plans Météo-France.

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The heat peak expected for Wednesday

across France, the heat peak is expected for Wednesday with maximums often greater than or equal to 35 ° C and points at 39 or 40 degrees in the Southwest.

This peak should however be "in short in many departments", according to Steven Testelin, forecaster in Météo France, and less hot air could arrive Thursday by the North West.

Météo France recommends watching over the elderly, people with chronic illness or mental health problems, people who regularly take medication, and isolated people.

Dehydration or a heat stroke (fever, hot skin, red and dry, headache, nausea) can also touch athletes and people who work outside.

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The Provence-Alpes-Côte-d'Azur region has experienced its hottest July since 1947. At France, July 2006 has remained warmer.

The driest July since 1958

, on the other hand, has known its driest July since the start of the measures, in August 1958, confirmed Météo France. Western Europe faced in July a historic drought and two waves of heat in just a month, during which ravaging forest fires like Gironde or now in Greece were triggered.

The Gironde prefecture has announced that the department would again be placed in red vigilance for a risk of fires, prohibiting the circulation of people and vehicles in the forest between 2 p.m. and 10 p.m.

Access to forests is also strictly prohibited in Vaucluse, and in 4 of the 25 massifs of Bouches-du-Rhône. In the Jura, new water restrictions apply on Monday. The watering of lawns and all green space is prohibited, as is the filling of private pools, or washing vehicles.

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