Temperatures predicted to reach 35C as parts of France approach heatwave warnings

Temperatures predicted to reach 35C as parts of France approach heatwave warnings
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Temperatures are predicted to reach 35 in some parts of France this weekend, with certain areas approaching the threshold for heatwave warnings.

In the first hot weather of the summer, temperatures will soar over the next few days to reach 30C in the north and 35C in the south, with the south west seeing the hottest weather, according to French weather forecaster Météo France.

On Saturday and Sunday, “temperatures will continue to rise. At the end of the week, we will often reach the 30C threshold in the northern half of the country and we will approach the 35C threshold in the southern half”, said Météo France.

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The south west Languedoc area is expected to see the highest temperatures, with the département of Landes approaching the threshold for an orange heatwave warning.

There will, however be rain showers and some storms over the Pyrenees, Alps and Corsica over the weekend.

The heat is forecast to continue into the middle of next week.

Public health body Santé Publique France on June 1st launched its heatwave plan, which this year includes text messages sent to vulnerable people and warning notices translated into English.


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