15 departments on red alert


The current heat wave is intensifying over France. 15 departments on the Atlantic coast were placed on heat wave red alert by Météo-France on July 18, 2022.

Heat wave: 15 departments on red alert

“Monday will mark the culmination of this heatwave episode on the western side of the country with a peak of extreme heat: 40 degrees will often be reached or exceeded on the departments in red vigilance. Temperature records will be broken”, warns Météo France in a press release published on July 18.

According to weather forecasts, Brest should beat the record of 35.2°C recorded in July 1949, this Monday afternoon.

“After a very hot night from Monday to Tuesday with minimum temperatures often above 20 degrees, the high temperatures will shift to the eastern half of France. Temperatures there will be between 37 and 40 degrees“, adds Météo France before indicating that the red “heat wave” vigilance should be lifted on Tuesday morning.

Heatwave: the right things to do to protect yourself from the heat

We speak of a heat wave when very high temperatures are recorded day and night for at least three consecutive days. The body is put to the test during these episodes. He sets up thermoregulatory mechanisms to compensate for high temperatures (perspiration, increased blood flow to the skin by dilation of the skin vessels, etc.).

“However, it can happen that these thermoregulatory mechanisms are overwhelmed and that heat-related pathologies appear, the main ones being headaches, nausea, muscle cramps, dehydration. The most serious risk is the heatstrokewhich can lead to death”, warns the Ministry of Health. Several actions can be taken to protect against heat waves:

  • stay cool : close blinds and shutters during the day, especially those on windows exposed to the sun, and ventilate at night. Choose air-conditioned rooms.
  • Drink water : Do not wait to be thirsty to drink. Bet on water. On the other hand, avoid alcohol, sodas and other sugary drinks. Drinks with a high caffeine content are also discouraged due to their diuretic effect. Eat enough.
  • Wet the body to cool it down.
  • Give and take news of your loved ones.
  • Prefer effortless activities.

In case of discomfort, call 15.

Medisite details the 15 departments on red heat wave alert where it is important to apply these good gestures

Heat wave: 15 departments on red alert

In the region, the thermometer showed , 38.7°C in Auch and 40.2°C in Mirande for the Gers, Sunday. Temperatures are expected to be higher on Monday.

Heat wave: 15 departments on red alert

“Heat wave requiring particular vigilance, due to the extreme heat peak expected for the day of Monday”, warns Météo France

Heat wave: 15 departments on red alert

On the western side of the country, a peak of extreme heat is expected on Monday.

Heat wave: 15 departments on red alert

“With the wind shifting to the western sector during the evening and night from Monday to Tuesday by the Atlantic coast, a cooling is expected. It will be barely perceptible Tuesday morning with minimum temperatures still high”, warns Météo France.

Heatwave: 15 departments on red alert

“By the end of the afternoon, we are expecting maximum temperatures of around 40 to 42°C from Aquitaine to the 2 Charentes as well as the west of Poitou with locally 43/44°C on the south of the Gironde as well as the north of the Landes”, specify the weather forecast.

Heatwave: 15 departments on red alert

Temperatures will oscillate between 40 and 42 degrees in this department.

Heatwave: 15 departments on red alert

Maximum temperatures will be around 40 to 42°C on Monday.

Heatwave: 15 departments on red alert

On the western side of the country, a heat peak is expected this Monday. Temperatures will be above 39 degrees.

Heatwave: 15 departments on red alert

“The maximum temperatures will reach 39 to 42 degrees in Vendée, Loire-Atlantique, Sarthe, Ille-et-Vilaine as well as the east of Côtes-d’Armor and the east of Morbihan”, specifies Météo France .

Heatwave: 15 departments on red alert

“The end of red vigilance is scheduled for Tuesday at 6 a.m. with temperatures becoming more pleasant again from the west,” the meteorological agency predicts.

Heatwave: 15 departments on red alert

The expected temperatures are between 39 and 42 degrees this Monday.

Heatwave: 15 departments on red alert

Temperatures will be above 39 degrees.

Heatwave: 15 departments on red alert

Morbihan is also affected by the heatwave episode.

Heatwave: 15 departments on red alert

The expected temperatures will fluctuate between 39 and 42 degrees.

Heatwave: 15 departments on red alert

Finistère will record record temperatures on Monday.

Sources

https://vigilance.meteofrance.fr/fr/heat wave

https://solidarites-sante.gouv.fr/sante-et-environnement/risques-climatiques/article/les-recommandations-pour-les-populations-en-cas-de-chaleur

https://solidarites-sante.gouv.fr/sante-et-environnement/risques-climatiques/article/vagues-de-chaleur

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