Storms and heat wave: 38 departments in the south of France on yellow vigilance, caution required

38 departments are placed on yellow vigilance for thunderstorms this Tuesday, June 14, 2022. A preventive trigger for the risk of thunderstorms and a persistent heat wave.

The services of Météo France have just placed 38 departments in the south of France on yellow vigilance for thunderstorms and heat waves this Tuesday, June 14 at 4:00 p.m. The instability could generate locally moderate precipitation in the coming hours, particularly in Occitanie and in the Southeast.

38 southern departments concerned

According to Météo France forecasts, the heat will intensify in the coming days in the country. “Thursday, the heat will intensify with maximums between 35 and 39°C over a large south-west quarter as far as the lower Rhône valley, and will gradually reach the regions further north, while remaining more limited than in the south”, detail the experts.

38 departments on yellow alert.
Meteo France

For Friday, the situation will be just as complicated in terms of temperatures. “They will also gradually rise to no longer fall below 18 to 22 ° C from Thursday to Sunday morning in the south of the country, 16 to 20 ° C in the north.” It is expected locally 40°C in the south of the country and possibly in the Gard. “The peak of intensity of this episode is expected between Thursday and Saturday. However, the uncertainties on the geographical location as much as on the intensity of the highest temperatures are still very marked at the present time”, recalls Météo France.

For the time being, 12 departments are on yellow alert for “heat wave” and 38 others for a risk of thunderstorms. The forecasts for this exceptional phenomenon will be updated in the coming hours.

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