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heat wave and thunderstorms. 21 departments still placed in orange vigilance by Météo France this Wednesday

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Paris et les trois départements des Hauts-de-Seine, de la Seine-Saint-Denis et du Val-de-Marne passent en vigilance orange, a annoncé mardi la préfecture de Paris. Les professionnels comme les particuliers sont désormais invités à limiter leur consommation d'eau. © Michel Euler/AP/SIPA

Paris and the three departments of Hauts-de-Seine, Seine-Saint-Denis and Val-de-Marne pass in Orange vigilance, the Paris prefecture announced on Tuesday. Professionals and individuals are now invited to limit their water consumption.

They were the last not to be affected by drying "vigilance". But since Tuesday, Paris, Hauts-de-Seine, Seine-Saint-Denis and Val-de-Marne join all the metropolitan departments concerned by the climatic phenomenon of heat which falls on France, explains the 'AFP. The prefecture of Île-de-France has placed these last departments in drying "vigilance", an orange level, the first of the four levels. In a press release, the prefecture already calls for water savings and provides for measures to avoid cleaning your car or rationing watering.

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for the moment, this level of vigilance does not provide restrictions , only incentive measures. The prefecture encourages local authorities, businesses and individuals, without obliging them, to ration their consumption, avoiding watering green or roads, washing vehicles or limiting its domestic consumption. The entire hexagonal territory is now concerned by this exceptional drought episode. Last week, the Seine flow rate went below the threshold set at 81 m3/s at the Paris-Austerlitz station, involving this drought "vigilance" passage.

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46 Departments in "crisis"

The measurement falls while France S 'Apply to know a new heat wave. After those in June and July, temperatures could climb locally this week up to 40 ° C. A majority of departments (46) is found in "crisis" (red), reinforced alert (orange) or alert (yellow). This means a judgment of non -priority samples "including samples for agricultural purposes". The government's drought information site, Propluvia, details that "only the withdrawals to ensure the exercise of priority uses are authorized (health, civil security, drinking water, health)".

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breakage four departments, the Ardèche, the Drôme, the Gard and the Vaucluse remain in orange heat wave while fifty others, south of a Line from Charente-Maritime to Alsace, are in yellow vigilance. Monday, the Gironde, marked in mid-July by fires which ravaged more than 20,000 hectares of forest, was again placed in red vigilance for forest fires.

If the scorching episode of this week should be less intense and more short, it is added to the previous ones in a period of drought which has many consequences on agriculture, river transport or aquatic leisure. Last month, only 9.7 millimeters of aggregated precipitation was recorded in mainland France. It is a deficit of around 84 % compared to normal. The record dating from March 1962 where only 7.8 millimeters had been identified.

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