Alert heatwave , in fourteen departments. Wednesday, August 24, 2016, Weather France has placed 14 departments in vigilance Orange for strong expected hot “at least until Friday, August 26, 2016″. Temperatures will easily exceed 30 ° C in Normandy, Île-de-France and in a northeast part of the hexagon.
Two departments of Normandy, Eure and Orne are vigilance yellow, like many departments “on virtually the whole country,” say forecasters
& gt. What are the departments concerned?
orange alert concerned departments of the Ile-de-France and Aisne , the Ardennes , Dawn , Marne , North and Yonne . In these regions, 32 ° C were recorded Tuesday afternoon at Auxerre 31 ° C to Paris 30 ° C to Troyes Dunkirk , and 28 ° C to Charleville-Mezieres .
it is in the west and southwest it is hottest : 34 ° C to Rennes 35 ° C to Nantes , Cognac and Bordeaux and 36 ° C Mont-de-Marsan .
minimum 20 degrees
The minimum temperatures are expected to be “between 18 and 20 ° C.” The highest, they revolve around 35 to 38 ° C. In a statement, the General Directorate for Health (DGS) warned of “the risks associated with high temperatures and reminds precautions” drink water regularly without waiting to be thirsty, avoid physical efforts in particular.
The Bulletin Meteo France
In weakly anticyclonic conditions and with little wind, the Sustainable heatwave episode which was set up Tuesday, August 23 in the afternoon will be extended until at least Friday, August 26. Episode minimum temperatures will be between 18 and 20 degrees and the maximum regularly reach 35-38 degrees. This heat wave will be particularly noticeable in urban areas with minimum temperatures above 20 degrees. In a lesser extent along a broad band stretching from the western Pyrenees to the Belgian border temperatures are also very high, but the phenomenon of hot weather should be shorter on these departments placed in yellow vigilance.
Beware of holiday Returns
the DGS recommends ” people returning from holiday, to be especially vigilant in transport, including providing to pack for any travel by car or train sufficient water quantities. ” Preventive actions and management are already implemented, including the mobilization of institutions for the elderly and disabled, as well as associations and local public services to allow assistance to isolated and / or at risk .
Faced with such hot weather, some reflexes are to adopt in order to make the most of the good weather. Obviously, we need drink regularly (about 1.5 liters of water per day). If you can get wet several times in the day, feel free to multiply the shorter showers or using a fogger. Whenever possible, keep your home cool by closing the shutters or windows, and avoid going out during the hottest hours of the day. Temperatures drop at night, it’s time to open the windows to let fresh air.
If you feel unwell, dial 15 and, if questions remain, Heatwave info Service can be reached on 0800 June 66
66. in 2003, heat waves caused a mortality of 15,000 deaths. It would have caused, according to Professor of Medicine, 3500 death in 2015.
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The heat persists in the week
This week of August 22, promises to be the most hot summer. Up to 37 ° C are expected in Bordeaux, Tuesday, Aug. 23, 2016. A heat that is expected to persist. The sun will always be Wednesday, August 24, 2016. 36 ° C maximum are advertised in Bourges, Orleans and Limoges. Similar temperatures are expected Thursday, August 25, 2016. Paris suffocate by 36 ° C, as well as Bordeaux.
The same very high temperatures are expected Friday, August 26, 2016 with maximum still at 36 ° C in the west and the center and the sun will shine throughout France. The first clouds should appear in the weekend with a slight drop in temperatures.
Eight tips to follow in case of high temperatures
1. Regularly drink water before you feel thirsty
2. Cool by wetting the body, especially the face and arms several times a
three days. Eating sufficient
4. Do not drink alcohol
5. Avoid going out in the hottest
6 hours. Frequent fresh or conditioned places (cinema, library, supermarket, museum)
7. Avoid physical exertion
8. Maintain its housing costs, closing windows and shutters during the day and opening night, causing drafts
9. Think give news to relatives and make new people most vulnerable
10. Inquire about the developments. A hotline has been set up on 0800 June 66 66
The forecast in Normandy
The Normandy will hardly spared from the heat during the week. temperatures around 30 ° C are expected to persist until Saturday on all Norman departments (Seine-Maritime, Calvados, Eure, Orne and Calvados) . Two of them were placed on yellow alert, Wednesday, August 24, 2016: Eure and Orne. The drop in temperatures is scheduled for Monday, August 29, 2016. A sunny holiday so late in Normandy.
Qu’Appelle are we a heat wave?
The heat wave is “a episode of high temperatures, both day and night, over an extended period, “said Meteo France. “As part of the meteorological vigilance, taking into account the effect in exceptional night temperatures. When these are high for several consecutive days, the risk of mortality increases among the vulnerable. As the cold, the heat wave is a danger to health. “
Hot days can occur outside this period but these hot days rarely deserve the epithet” dog days “. It would thus not be this week of a heat wave.