France to face worst heat wave of the summer this week

France to face worst heat wave of the summer this week

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France must prepare to face the most important wave HeatHeat In this summer 2023. The Centre-East and South-East departments are entering a fluctuating heat wave this week that will last for at least ten days.

But from Friday, heat wave will engulf the entire country: then we can talk about a real generalized heat wave. The maximum peak of the event will be First Between Saturday and Sunday, temperatures reached 40 °C in several southern departments, especially in the Rhône Valley. On Friday, high temperatures will be very widespread (around 35 °C in most major cities) and almost no one will escape it, while Saturday and Sunday will be less similar days: possible (but slight) cooling in the north, and very intense in the south Summer is at its peak.

More widespread heatwave to move through weekend

But with respect to the official name of a heat wave, there are specific limits that must be met in each department: weather reportweather report France expressed apprehension of danger a heat wavea heat wave More widespread over the weekend, certainly over the good southern half (south-east, south-west, centre-east), or even some departments in the northern half.

But not all weather models agree just yet: A cooler air flow from the ocean could be a game-changer for northern regions this weekend. This heatwave episode promises to be “classic”, but possibly permanent, according to Meteo France. not returning to normal temperature seasonseason At least not scheduled before August 24.

Weather: Heat dome announced for France next week

article of carin durandcarin durandwrote on August 4, 2023

The month of August begins with autumn temperatures and a very gloomy feeling across France. But the heat has not yet said its last word, high temperatures will make a comeback again from the middle of next week and may persist for a long time.

This Saturday, August 5, temperatures will be 4 to 6 degrees Celsius below the seasonal average, although all weather forecasts predict a month of warmer than average weather. meteorologistmeteorologist Could they have been completely wrong? It looks like this month of August will take us from one season to another: after this fleeting autumn season, all weather models now predict a return of high temperatures, even very high temperatures, from August 9 agree on.

a powerful anticycloneanticyclone This should be the case with hot air blowing from the south to the southwest over France: so this is a heat dome configuration that has a good chance of being established. At this time, the weather outlook may still change but the model envisages temperatures above 30 °C across the country: over 32 °C in the northern part and 40 °C, or even higher in the southwest. This extreme heat, with some fluctuations, is likely to last for at least a week.

The end of the holidays and the off-season is always going to be hot

For the rest of the month, Copernicus, the climate monitoring body, is still predicting warmer-than-average weather across the country in the off-season (late August and September), especially in the northwest. The region after experiencing a cool and wet summer this month. Side precipitationprecipitationExcept for the Mediterranean, which should benefit from the wet weather (stormy of course), there is no information for the rest of the country for late August and September.

august weather trends

Article by Carine Durand, written on July 31, 2023

After a heat wave and violent and sometimes destructive storms in the south of France in July, what does the weather bring us this August? Weather trends predict a fairly warm and locally very humid month of August.

Several departments in the south-east of France were affected by a heat wave lasting about 10 days during July, while the north experienced both relatively hot and cold days. For the rest of the summer, Meteo France has plans ” Temperatures were warmer than normal across the country and wetter than normal conditions from the Pyrenees to the Mediterranean.,

Heat will continue in most parts of the country

In terms of temperatures, Copernicus, the European climate monitoring body, forecasts that it is the northern half of the country, as well as the Atlantic coast and Mediterranean Sea, that will present the most unusually high temperatures. The tip of Brittany and the British Isles may also show values ​​well above average.

regular rain in the southeast

With regard to precipitation, Météo France indicates that ” The most likely scenario is characterized by more frequent disturbances than usual over the Iberian Peninsula and Mediterranean basin, including southern French regions.,

For the southeast of France, this means hot and windy weather again in August.





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