Extreme Heatwave Warning Raised in France

Heatwave warnings, including the highest, have been raised across France as the country faces extreme temperatures and multiple wildfires. 

Meteo France has already placed the departments of Charente, Charente-Maritime, Côtes-d’Armor, Dordogne, Finistère, Gers, Gironde, Ille-et-Vilaine, Landes, Loire-Atlantique, Lot-et-Garonne, Maine-et-Loire, Morbihan, Deux-Sèvres and Vendée on red alert. 

The citizens of the 15 departments under red alert were told to practice “absolute vigilance” in the face of “dangerous phenomena of exceptional intensity.”

“This Monday afternoon around 3 p.m. we have already recorded many absolute records, equaled or even beaten: Ouessant 30.5 degrees and Brest-Guipavas 39.2 degrees (in the department 29), Lannion 38.7 degrees (22), Nantes 40.5 degrees (44), Chateau d’olonne 39 degrees (85), Niort 40.3 degrees (79), Biscarosse 41.7 degrees (40).We can also raise 41.7 in Cazaux (33), beating the previous monthly record,” said Meteo France. 

The current heatwave is the 45th since 1947, while Monday’s temperatures could be the hottest ever recorded. 


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