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A heat record could be broken on Saturday for a month of June

A forecast showing the magnitude of the heat wave. According to some predictions, as our weather journalist Marc Hay explains, Saturday could be the hottest day ever in France for the month of June.

The previous record is not very old, as it dates back to June 27, 2019. “With 15 days notice, we will exceed this extreme temperature that was already recorded at the end of June 2019, which would have been a warning,” explains our reporter.

The passage in the Tarn of the Occitanie road canceled due to the heat wave

The prefecture of Tarn announced Thursday evening to cancel the passage through the Tarn of the Occitanie road due to the heat wave, while the department is on red from 2 p.m. The program for the second leg of this cycling race is completely disrupted.

“For safety reasons, the Prefect of Tarn has decided to cancel the road to Occitanie in the Tarn (…) and he advised the mayors to cancel the outdoor events under their responsibility and expose the public”.

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Health Minister Brigitte Bourguignon on Friday morning in Vienne

The Minister of Health Brigitte Bourguignon will go to Vienne on Friday morning to take stock of the mobilization of the various government services to avoid the risks of the heat wave, while the department is in red. The minister will first chair a meeting in the departmental operational center of the prefecture, visit the nursing home “La Grand’ Maison des Sacrés-Cœurs”, before meeting the mayor of Smarves on the issue of support for the most vulnerable.

The Prefect of Gironde bans public outdoor demonstrations

The prefect of Gironde announced on Thursday that she will ban “all public demonstrations outside or in buildings without air conditioning” from 2 p.m. Friday, following the department’s classification in heatwave red vigilance, a first in Gironde.

The prefectures of the six other departments of New Aquitaine that have been placed on red vigilance must take the same measure, which covers sports events, for example, but not weddings, Fabienne Buccio said at a news conference.

Temperatures could reach “41 or even 42 degrees” in the Gironde on Saturday, the heat wave’s expected peak before a temperature drop on Sunday, according to Météo-France interregional director Southwest Laurent Perron.

The meteorologist mentioned as an “aggravating factor” the high level of minimum temperatures, which will not fall below 23 degrees from Friday to Saturday in Gironde.

40°C reached in Hérault, earliness record in France

The thermometer climbed to 40°C this Thursday afternoon in Saint-Jean-de-Minervois, in the Hérault, a record precocity for metropolitan France excluding Corsica, Météo-France announced. This record was recorded at 4:32 PM.

The highest value recorded to date was recorded on June 13 in Cuers in the Var, where it was 37.6°C.

This year for the first time exceeded 40°C in France

They had been announced. The first 40°C of the year was measured in France. The record is for the city of Argeliers, in the Aude, where 40.8°C was measured this Thursday afternoon.

It is also very warm in the Hérault department: 40.2°C in Moulès-et-Baucels and 40°C in Saint-Jean-de-Minervois.

This symbolic bar of 40°C, in the shadows, will be exceeded in many places for the days of Friday and Saturday, when forecasts have been revised upwards.

This Friday it will be just as hot in Toulouse as in Dubai

Brilliant sun and extremely high temperatures… The weather forecast for Friday and Saturday can be terrifying, as the entire area will reach well above 30°C and sometimes even 40°C.

“In some places, the mercury will display values ​​from Indian cities or the United Arab Emirates,” The Weather Channel wrote in a tweet.

So it will be just as hot this Friday in Toulouse, Montpellier and Bordeaux as it is in Dubai, while the cities of Lyon, Nantes or Rennes will show temperatures comparable to major Indian cities.

Schoolchildren and students can stay home this Friday in the 12 departments on heat wave red vigilance

Due to the announced heat wave, school and college will not be mandatory this Friday in the 12 departments in heat wave red vigilance.

“In these wards, because of the very high temperatures, parents who are willing and able will be able to keep their children at home tomorrow Friday and not send them to school or university,” the Ministry of National Education writes. in a press release.

“Subject to any closing decisions by the prefecture, schools and institutions will continue to welcome students. Only low-intensity physical activities are allowed,” the ministry continues.

12 wards placed on heat wave red vigilance and 25 on heat wave orange vigilance

The list continues to grow. As announced earlier in the afternoon by Prime Minister Elisabeth Borne, 12 wards will be placed on heat wave red vigilance on Tuesday, a level of maximum mobilization.

Orange’s vigilance has also been extended to 25 departments: Ardèche, Ariège, Aude, Aveyron, Cantal, Cher, Corrèze, Creuse, Dordogne, Drôme, Ille-et-Vilaine, Indre, Indre-et-Loire, Loir-et-Cher , Haute-Loire, Loire-Atlantique, Lot, Maine-et-Loire, Mayenne, Morbihan, Puy-de-Dôme, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, Hautes-Pyrénées, Sarthe and Haute-Vienne.

Only the east of France is spared for the time being.

The 40°C limit has been crossed for the first time this year on mainland France

Quite a symbol: this Thursday at the beginning of the afternoon, the 40°C limit was crossed in mainland France for the first time this year. We registered 40.2 ° C at 2:48 pm in Argeliers (Aude), reports Guillaume Séchet on his Twitter account. It is, he specifies, the earliest 40°C ever recorded in mainland France (excluding Corsica).

Elisabeth Borne announces the placement of 12 wards in heat wave red vigilance

The heat wave is intensifying and continues to spread across the metropolitan territory. Elisabeth Borne announced on Thursday that 12 departments have been placed on heat wave red alert, which corresponds to the level of maximum mobilization.

These are the Tarn, Haute-Garonne, Gers, Tarn-et-Garonne, Lot-et-Garonne, Landes, Gironde, Charente, Charente-Maritime, Deux-Sèvres, Vienne and Vendée.

The Ministry of Health activates the heat wave emergency number

The Ministry of Solidarity and Health announced this Thursday that it will open a toll-free heat wave number to “get advice to protect yourself and those around you”.

The number is 0800 06 66 66 and can be reached every day from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. until the end of the current heat wave. In case of inconvenience, the Ministry asks that the Samu be contacted directly, by calling 15.

Is the heat wave lasting longer than expected?

More intensely, the latest models are also delaying the end of this heat wave. Initially scheduled for early next week, it may now be delayed for several days, explains meteorologist Guillaume Séchet on Twitter

Météo-France revises its forecasts upwards

Hello everyone and welcome to this live broadcast dedicated to the early heat wave hitting France. Météo-France this Thursday updated its visualizations for the days of Friday and Saturday, which will be even hotter than initially announced.

Peaks of 42°C are announced, especially on the Atlantic coast.

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