The Weather Channel highlights the heat peak which will peak this weekend end with enlightening comparisons: Lille will, for example, have the average temperatures of Barcelona at the beginning of October.
New heat wave in France this weekend. Meteorological forecasts from all institutes confirm an exceptional situation for this month of October, with temperatures which will rise up to 100%. 30 degrees in several departments in the south of France.
The Weather Channel even assures that “this first decade of October should be among the hottest ever observed in France”, and explains the phenomenon ;: hot air coming from North Africa moves to the south of the country this Thursday, then we can expect the creation of a "new dome of heat" which "will extend to all of France, as far as the British Isles and beyond. Germany. Temperatures will reach new exceptional levels". The institute also points to an "extension of subtropical high pressures".
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An astonishing map was even included. designed by La Chaine Méo, which makes a comparison between the maximum temperatures of this weekend in several municipalities in France and the average temperatures for the season of several cities located well further south: we will therefore have time from Barcelona to Barcelona. Lille, from Tunis to Paris, from Rome to Strasbourg, from Marrakech to Nantes, from Tel Aviv to Lyon and Cairo to Toulouse.
© The Weather Channel
The temperatures will be highest in the southwest, but it is indeed the whole of France which will be affected by this situation, which “will persist until 39;to Tuesday, October 10, with, on average, maximum temperatures located at +5 +10°C above average at “on the scale of France”, adds the institute of meteorology.
La Chaine Méo also reminds that the month October has begun by record heat: "The 35°C mark was locally increased. crossed in the southwest with 35.7°C at Orthez in the Pyrénées-Atlantiques. On October 2, never before had we observed such a hot afternoon in October with a record thermal indicator on maximum temperatures of 29.1°C. Numerous heat records were set. beaten.