US: A new increase in temperatures scheduled for Sunday, a drought that will worsen

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  Une nouvelle hausse des températures prévue dès dimanche, un sécheresse qui va s’aggraver © Copyright 2022, L'Obs

soon a fourth heat wave or simple respite at the heart of the third summer heat wave? After a refreshment in certain regions, Météo-France provides for new temperature increases on Sunday and an aggravation of drought in the soil despite thunderstorms.

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"After a refreshment by the northwest of the country at the end of the weekend, temperatures start up on Sunday on the southwest and win the northern half on Monday ", Météo-France announcement Friday evening.

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Sunday, "we expect 33 ° C at 35 ° C in the Southwest, while temperatures remain stationary or are down slightly in the Mediterranean regions", specifies the point of situation.

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“Monday, the rise in temperatures continues and wins the northern half: we expect 35 ° C to 37 ° C from southwest to southeast, and 30 ° C at 34 ° C further north, except on a small North-West quarter which remains below 30 ° C ”, according to Météo-France. “Maximum temperatures between 32 ° C and 36 ° C could most likely be maintained on a large part of the country. "


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A drought that will worsen by the middle of August

for the time being," it remains a uncertainty "to know whether to consider these developments as a" interruption "of the" third heat wave of summer ", which started on July 31, explains the meteorological service:" on a national scale, it could Complete at the start of the weekend thanks to a drop in temperatures over three-quarters of the country or last. ”

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The thunderstorms of the weekend will not be enough to compensate for the historic rain deficit at the national level in July, second month of the driest year since the first surveys.

"At the national level, since July 17, France has established a new soil drought record every day (on a history that begins in August 1958)", notes Météo-France. In Corsica, this daily record has even been broken every day since early July and since mid-May in Paca.

"This situation constitutes a major event comparable to droughts of the years 1976 and 2003", underline the meteorologists. "By the middle of August, it is very likely that this situation of dryness of the soil is still worsening on a large number of regions. »

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