(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)
The heatwave in France reached its peak on Friday, with maximum
temperatures reaching between 38 and 41 degrees Celsius,
Meteo-France said, Trend reports citing Xinhua .
The third heatwave of the summer of 2022, which began on July 31
and mainly concerned the Mediterranean regions until the beginning
of the week, has now spread to the southwest and the Atlantic
coast. Although less intense than the heatwaves in June and July,
the current soaring temperatures have lasted longer on a national
scale, according to Meteo-France.
The country experienced a historic deficit of rain in July, with
barely any notable precipitation at the beginning of August except
for a few thunderstorms, particularly in the Alps, Corsica, and the
Pyrenees. Therefore, this new rise in temperatures will further
aggravate an already intense soil drought across a large part of
the country, warned Meteo-France.
On a national level, since July 17 France has set a new daily
record for soil drought since records began in August 1958. In the
southeast of the country, this extreme drought began even earlier.
The daily record has been broken every day since the beginning of
July in Corsica, and since mid-May in the Provence-Alpes-Cote
As of August 8, the soil drought situation is affecting the
entire territory of Metropolitan France, which constitutes a major
event comparable to the droughts of 1976 and 2003, according to
Legal Disclaimer: MENAFN provides the information “as is” without warranty of any kind. We do not accept any responsibility or liability for the accuracy, content, images, videos, licenses, completeness, legality, or reliability of the information contained in this article. If you have any complaints or copyright issues related to this article, kindly contact the provider above.