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France puts 10 départements on heatwave alert as temperatures rise

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France puts 10 départements on heatwave alert as temperatures rise
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Weather alerts are in place in eastern and southern France, as forecaster Météo France predicts high temperatures across much of the country.

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Météo France has issued heatwave warnings for 10 départements at the orange level, the second highest level of alert.

The départements on alert are; Rhône, Ain, Isère, Alpes-Maritimes, Loire, Var, Alpes-des-Haute-Provence, Jura, Côte d'Or, Saône-et-Loire. All of those départements, with the exception of Var, are also on the orange-level heatwave alert for Tuesday as well.

Heat alerts, according to Meteo France, as of Monday

High temperatures are also forecast for much of the rest of the country, with temperatures expected to climb to 35C to 40C by the end of the week. 25 départements, mostly in the east of the country are on yellow 'be alert' level warnings for canicule (heatwaves).

 

On Monday it is predicted to be 37C-40C along the Riviera, and 32C in Montpellier and Toulouse, 31C in Strasbourg, 28C in Paris and 30C in Bordeaux, Limoges and Bourges.

 
The long term forecast for the summer in France is for high temperatures but also frequent storms. 

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