Heatwave not finished with France just yet

The heatwave that has baked France for almost week continued to leave huge parts of the country on alert on Monday.

Heatwave not finished with France just yet
People enjoy the mist from a water sprayer at the entrance of the 27th Eurockeennes music festival site in Belfort on July 4th. Photo: Sebastien Bozon/AFP

Parts of central and eastern France are set to sizzle for a few more days, with sixteen départements still on high alert for the heatwave on Monday, while temperatures remained high across the country.

A total of sixteen départements remained on orange alert for the heatwave on Monday, the second-highest alert level, which requires the public to be vigilant.

They include the following départements: Allier, Cantal, Haute-Loire, Puy-de-Dôme, Ain, Ardèche, Drôme, Isère, Loire, Rhône, Savoie, Haute-Savoie, Corrèze, Saône-et-Loire, Tarn et Tarn-et-Garonne.

While much of France was starting to cool down after last week's punishing temperatures, the sun remained out across the country on Monday. (See weather map below).

On Tuesday temperatures will remain high in the centre-east and south-east of the country, with minimum temperatures above 20 degrees and maximum temperatures between 35 and 39 degrees.

In the south west and the north east the maximum temperatures will be 35.

Things are finally set to cool down on Wednesday when the record-breaking heatwave, which has caused havoc for travellers and commuters this past week, will finally fizzle out. 

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