Thirty-seven of the 96 French departments are now placed in orange alert heatwave by Meteo France, Wednesday, August 24. Twenty-three departments are in addition to 14 already on orange alert. The area covers a wide band, from Landes, in the southwest, near the Belgian border
The departments concerned are:. Aisne, Allier, Ardennes, Aube, Charente, Cher, Côte-d’Or, the Creuse, the Eure-et-Loir, Gironde, Indre, Indre-et-Loire, Landes, Loir-et-Cher, the Loire, Loiret, Lot, Marne, Haute-Marne, Meuse, Nievre, Nord, Pas-de-Calais, the Puy-de-Dôme, Rhône, Saône-et-Loire, Paris the Seine-et-Marne, Yvelines, Vienne, Haute-Vienne, Yonne, Essonne, Hauts-de-Seine, Seine-Saint-Denis, Val-de-Marne and finally Val-d’Oise.
“A 16 fortunes, mid-afternoon (Wednesday), temperatures reached or exceeded 30 ° C on almost all the country with the exception of Brittany or Normandy, where they are slightly lower this value, describes Météo France. on the Paris region and the central region, these temperatures regularly exceed 35 ° C. “
Weather France states that ” in a weak anticyclonic conditions and with little wind, sustainable heatwave episode, which s is set up since Tuesday, August 23 in the afternoon, will extend until Saturday August 27th. “
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