France struggles with peak of fourth heat wave

France struggles with peak of fourth heat wave

France is today experiencing the peak of temperatures from the fourth heatwave of the summer season, with temperatures forecast to exceed 40 degrees Celsius in some places.

The sun and heat are dominating across the country, where 19 departments are under orange surveillance, the second-highest due to this week’s Kanikula episode, which follows those recorded in June (early), early July and between late last month and the.

According to the report by the Météo France agency, the average temperature from the northern region of Brittany to the south-western course of the Garonne will be 32-39 degrees, from Normandy in the north-east 29-35 and in the south-east 30-38.

On land and less in the coastal areas, the thermometers will reach 40 and 41 degrees Celsius at the local level, he specified.

Authorities are urging the population to stay hydrated, stay under guard, avoid alcohol and vigorous exercise, and monitor those most at risk.

Dog days are becoming more frequent and intense in Europe amid climate change, experts warn, a scenario raising concerns in France, where the 2003 heatwave killed 15,000.


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