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Strong heat in the heart of summer, there is nothing abnormal about it, but the heatwave episode which agitated France on Tuesday July 19 was particularly violent. Anais Baydemir was on set to take stock.
The afternoon of Monday July 18 was the second hottest on record in France nationwide after August 5, 2003, with an average temperature of 37.6°C. It was up to 42.7 ° C in Maine-et-Loire. “104 cities broke absolute records, i.e. never recorded: in Brittany, in Pays de la Loire, in the south-west“, reports Anaïs Baydemir on a tray. For example, it was 42°C in Nantes (Loire Atlantique)42.6°C in Biscarrosse (moors) or 39.3°C in Brest (Finistère)where the previous record was 35.2°C in 1949.
Tuesday, July 19, the heat shifts further east. “We are going to lose 10 to 15°C in the west of the country, but the temperatures have already dropped last night, in particular due to a sudden storm in the Basque Country, i.e. a rapid change in the direction of the winds. bringing in much cooler maritime air“, explains the journalist. The temperature moves eastward on Tuesday, with temperatures ranging from 38 to 40°C.
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