Heatwave 2020 : more than 13 departments in red, when the end of the heat ?

HEAT wave SUMMER 2020 - This Wednesday, 12 August, 13 departments remain placed in vigilance red, compared to 60 in the orange. The heat should continue until t

Heatwave 2020 : more than 13 departments in red, when the end of the heat ?

HEAT wave SUMMER 2020 - This Wednesday, 12 August, 13 departments remain placed in vigilance red, compared to 60 in the orange. The heat should continue until the middle of the week.

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[updated August 12, 2020 at 10h14] 13 French departments were placed on red alert, on Wednesday 12 August in the morning. If temperatures remain extreme, the Hex reverts gradually to orange, or even yellow and green. There are currently 60 departments which are orange, and 14 departments in yellow (as well as Andorra). Nine departments did not have vigilance, and remain green. In order to protect themselves during the heat wave, it is appropriate to continue to hydrate and gear up in mist. The high temperatures are going to last for a few days, since according to Météo France, these scorching temperatures are expected to last until Wednesday at least. Thunderstorms are expected over a large part of the country on Wednesday, 12 August. Since the heat wave of 2003, the government has taken several measures to better anticipate, act and communicate during these hot summer days, as reported by BFMTV in an article. They include in particular the implementation of the plan a heat wave, but also the creation of a meteorological vigilance.

What is the weather forecast for the start of the week in France ?

Meteo France reported a "heat wave, durable, with night time temperatures remaining high, particularly problematic on certain departments (health environment and degradation of air quality)". Of the "thunderstorms and occasionally strong," will take place on the Western region. This episode heatwave is expected to extend Wednesday on the north and east of the country, while temperatures will begin to decline by the west in connection with a worsening storm of great magnitude to which it would be necessary to pay attention". Thursday, the site indicates that "the decline in temperatures will spread to the entire territory. The heat wave will end".If this heat wave will not be a priori not comparable to that of August of 2003, Météo-France considered that the severity of expected the episode would be "in the Top 5 of the last decades". However, it will be "far behind 2003 and 2006", it was specified.

be Vigilant and alert heatwave : when can we speak about a heat wave ?

Heat wave and heat wave are two different things. To speak of a heat wave, the temperatures should be higher than 5 degrees with respect to the normal of the season, the day, or night, and this for at least 3 days and 3 nights. The threshold temperature a balmy differs according to the departments and the regions. Episodes of extremely hot and dry have the more often place in France in July and August. It is necessary to be vigilant in the month of June. In 2019, the heat arrived earlier than expected, and France experienced a heat wave unprecedented at the end of June 2019. This episode has affected almost the whole of France with very high temperatures during the day, who do redescendaient not really the night. It is important to know that Météo-France provides for several levels of vigilance heatwave : level 1 (green) corresponds to a "standby seasonal", level 2 (yellow) to a "warning heat" and it is level 3 (orange) which corresponds to the "alert heatwave". Finally, the level 4 (red), the higher, determines the "optimal mobilization". During the heatwave of June 2019, Météo-France has placed in vigilance orange heat up to 78 departments, and 4 departments in vigilance red, a first in France for a phenomenon of a heat wave.

what is the plan heatwave in France ?

Since June 1, 2020, the national plan for heat is activated. The level 3 plan heat wave in particular allows you to put in place measures for vulnerable individuals, i.e. elderly people, people with a disease and pregnant women. A telephone call center (3975) thus makes it possible to contact people in a situation of fragility, which are pre-registered or whose status has been reported. For these people, rooms cooled too specific are also available between 14h and 18h. For all of the rooms updated are in free access in some local councils, to the same time slots. The ministry of Solidarity and Health has also set up a platform-wide telephone at your disposal. In warmer climes, you can join the 0 800 06 66 66 all days from 9h to 19h. The call is free from a fixed position. As a reminder, the plan heatwave 2019 level 3 had been activated in several French departments at the end of June but also in July 2019 by prefectures to respond to the strong heat.

What are the recommendations in case of a heat wave ?

During periods of hot weather, to cope with the severe heat, and avoid discomfort and dehydration, the government makes available to the public recommendations available on the website of the ministry of Health. For example, it is recommended to drink water regularly, without waiting to be thirsty and to avoid alcohol. It is also advisable to eat enough even though the appetite decreases in the case of heat, and focusing on fresh foods such as fruits and vegetables. To refresh you, he should not hesitate to get wet in the body, the face and front arms. The ministry of Health invites éalso to spend several hours in a cool place like the mall or the cinema and avoid going out during the hottest hours of the day, but also not to make sport in the middle of the day. It is requested to all to be vigilant and stay attentive to the needs of the most fragile people. It is necessary to pay attention to when you bathe to avoid the risk of immersion syncope and drowning. During periods of hot weather, the risk of drowning, are important. The difference between the temperature of the body and the water can be very high in a time of strong heats and there is a risk of immersion syncope.

How cool his house during a heat wave ?

Before you invest in an air conditioner, a fan, or an air freshener, a few simple steps can already help you to reduce the heat in your home and to face the severe heat. Keeping the shutters closed during the day when it is hot and opening the windows only in the dark of the night, you will suffer less from the heat. If you do not have a shutter, you can take the blinds, knowing that the external blinds are more effective than those installed inside. Think, too, if you have the possibility to disconnect a maximum of electrical appliances (computer, television or hifi), they are a source of heat is not negligible, it is still easy to control. Avoid, of course, cooking in the oven during this period and limit the use of the electric cooker or vitro-ceramics that emit a lot of heat.
There are also a few simple tricks to put in place to cool a room, such as for example the bedroom for a better night's sleep. You can wet a large towel or sheets with ice water, and then extend it in front of the window. The evaporation of the water should lower the temperature of the room. If despite all your efforts, don't always not the current temperatures, please do not hesitate to invest in a fan. Even if he mashes, warm air, even warm, it gives a feeling of freshness non-negligible period of a heat wave. For a more fresh air, simply cover the instrument with a damp towel or placing a bottle of frozen water, just in front of it. If you really can't stand to be hot, then you can move to the higher gear by investing in an air freshener, or even in an air conditioner.

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Heat wave : back on the record-breaking temperatures in 2019

France has witnessed a summer of 2019 very warm with two heat waves at the counter. The records of maximum temperature were exceeded in a large part of France. According to the data of Météo-France, it is more than 50 towns and cities that record a new record since the July 25, 2019. At the end of June, for example, mercury has reached a peak and several cities had already surpassed their record of maximum temperature :

45,8 degrees have been recorded in Gallargues-le-Montueux in Montpellier, the thermometer showed 42.5 degrees which is 5 degrees higher than its former record of The thermometer has shown to 44.3 degrees in Carpentras
Updated Date: 12 August 2020, 07:57

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