Heatwave 2020 : six departments in orange alert heatwave, up to 40°C expected

Heat wave. Météo France up 6 departments of the "middle valley of the Rhône to the Savoies" orange alert heatwave, and half of France in the yellow alert. Hea

Heatwave 2020 : six departments in orange alert heatwave, up to 40°C expected

Heat wave. Météo France up 6 departments of the "middle valley of the Rhône to the Savoies" orange alert heatwave, and half of France in the yellow alert. Heat up to 40 degrees on Thursday 30 and Friday 31 July 2020. The point on the forecast to Paris, Lyon, Bordeaux, Toulouse...

Summary weather Forecasts for the end of July July 2020 Vigilance and alert heatwave Plan heatwave Recommendation heatwave Cool his house during a heat wave Heat wave : temperature records

[update the 29/07/2020 at 17h38] In its weather report, Meteo France is announcing a "heat spike very intense" Thursday 30 and Friday 31 July 2020, on a large part of France. 6 departments are placed on orange alert heatwave. This is for the Ardèche, the Drôme, the Isère, Rhône, Savoie and Haute-Savoie. In these departments, the temperatures will remain high this night, and will continue to climb Thursday, July 30, reaching between 34 and 39 degrees locally. Thursday night and Friday will be hot, and a peak of heat will be observed Friday with the anticipated maximum above 40°C locally, adjacent to the records of the heatwave in July 2019. Météo France also puts more than half of France's vigilance yellow heat wave, where the day of Friday will be the warmest of the week with, for example, 37 degrees expected in Paris.

An episode of extreme heat is called a heat wave, when two conditions are met :

the temperatures should be higher than 5 degrees with respect to the normal of the season, the day, as the night, and it should last at least for 3 days and 3 nights.

to cope with this episode heatwave, check out our tips for keeping the house cool, but also our advice to avoid dehydration. Here are the forecast Channel Weather forecast for Thursday 30 and Friday 31 July 2020.

What is the weather forecast for the end of July 2020 in France ?

Even if Meteo France only six departments in orange alert heatwave, it's going to be very hot the end of July almost everywhere France. The Chain Weather forecast is predicting scorching temperatures on the 3/4 of the country on Thursday 30 and Friday 31 July 2020. Here is the forecast from the Weather network :

in Paris, in the heat of the day, the temperatures should hit 31 degrees on Thursday, July 30, and 39 degrees on Friday 31 July. The mercury stays high in the week-end in Lyon with 37 degrees on Thursday and 39 degrees on Friday 31 July. The nights will be warm also. The maximum temperature expected to Bordeaux Thursday, is 39 degrees, then 35 degrees on Friday. The temperatures become scorching in Toulouse with 37 degrees predicted for Thursday and 39 Friday. The maximum temperature expected in Montpellier and Marseille for the next few days is between 31 and 33 degrees. In Rennes, it will get hot also with 33°C on Thursday and 35°C on Friday. At Nantes, the weather forecasts announce the end of the week hot with 36 degrees on Thursday and 31 degrees on Friday. It is in Biarritz that the highest temperatures are expected with 42 degrees locally at the hottest part of the day of Thursday, July 30, 2020. The mercury will drop on Friday, only 25 degrees are expected. It will be between 36 and 37 degrees on Thursday and Friday in Limoges. Very high temperatures are expected to Montélimar at the end of the week : 37 degrees on Thursday and 38 on Friday.

The mercury will drop this weekend, but will remain high on the south-east quarter of France.

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, rafraîchies 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 also invites them 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 Météo France data, 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

Date Of Update: 29 July 2020, 14:57

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