By Graziella L. Posted Aug 6, 2022 1:46 PM
This week, a new lasting heat wave is expected in France, the fourth of this magnitude since the beginning of the summer. The record for the number of hot days at the national level will therefore be broken.
From Monday August 8 to Friday August 12a new heat wave will descend on the country. She looks like the fourth heat wave of the season, a historical record which seems to be due to climate change. In France, a drought particularly important, which is also a record, puts many inhabitants and farmers in difficulty regarding access to drinking water, while the outside temperatures are very high. the record number of hot days will also drop this week.
Indeed, since June, temperatures have been constantly high, with successive heat waves leaving little respite for the earth and organisms. the year 1983 had been particularly hot, with 23 days of heat wave, even before 2003 and 2006. But in this year 2022, we are already counting this weekend almost 25 days of heat nationwide, according to Météo France. A record that is likely to be broken in the weeks to come, while these temperatures are likely until October.
The institution has identified three times more heat waves over the last 35 years than over the previous 35. The number of hot days was multiplied by nine. According to scientists, within ten years, the capital could experience temperatures of almost 50 degrees in the summer, which suggests that the record broken this year will be broken many times over again. coming.
Weather: significant heat wave this week in Paris and Ile-de-France
Parisians are suffocating in the heat and it’s not about to stop! For several weeks, temperatures have been struggling to come down in Paris and Ile-de-France, while yet another heat wave is expected this week, until Friday August 12. [Lire la suite]