Heat wave: why is this heat wave exceptional?


DECRYPTION – A heat dome will settle over France between Wednesday and Friday, or even until Saturday.

After passing through Spain and reaching 40°C in some of its cities, the heat wave, abnormal for the month of June, is arriving in France. Tuesday June 14, strong heat begins to be felt in the South-West, with temperatures often above 35°C, as in Bordeaux and Toulouse.

Over the course of the week, the heat wave will move, to settle in a dome above France between Wednesday and Friday, or even until Saturday. On Wednesday, very high temperatures will be observed in the South-West and high temperatures will spread throughout the territory. On Thursday, peaks could reach 41°C in New Aquitaine and Languedoc. Finally, Friday could be the hottest day of this period.

Heat wave thresholds could be reached

In some departments, this heat wave could reach the thresholds of a heat wave. To do this, several categories must be met: the temperatures must reach a certain level, and this for three days and…

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