Heat wave : eight departments in orange alert

Health 28 August, 2017


Published the 28.08.2017 at 12h12


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The thermometer climbs in France. The orange alert for the heat wave has been extended to eight departments of the country, while several southern cities have exceeded the 33 degrees on Monday. After three departments, the alert key now the Allier, the Jura, the Saône-et-Loire, Tarn, Tarn-et-Garonne, Puy-de-Dome, Loire, and the Rhone, according to Météo France.

The high temperatures should persist until Tuesday. The maximum will generally be between 34 and 36 degrees in the Puy-de-Dome, Loire, and the Rhone river, the Allier, the river Tarn and the Tarn-and-Garonne. The next night, the minimum approach of 20 degrees.

Monday and Tuesday, the temperatures will still be very high, warns the forecaster. “In the afternoon they will be, on the departments placed in vigilance orange, often between 34 and 36 degrees, 37 degrees are expected to Albi “.

And to add that ” on the rest of the country, it will also be hot with the maximum ranging often between 30 and 35°. In Paris the maximum temperature forecast for Monday is 32 degrees “.

Prevent the risks

These high temperatures can pose a risk to human health – and not only that of vulnerable people. During these events, it is necessary to drink water regularly, wetting his body and break it down, eat in sufficient quantity, to avoid the physical effort, not to drink alcohol, to keep his house cool by closing the shutters on the day, to spend time in a cool place (cinema, library, supermarket …), give and take news of their loved ones.