Hot weather is expected to return to France next week


French meteorological services forecast a rise in temperatures from next Tuesday (August 23) after the storms dissipate over the weekend.

However, it is too early to tell if this will lead to another heat wave (heat wave).

France has already faced a series of heat waves this summer, the last one not ending until August 14 as the storms spread across the country.

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Today’s weather forecast given by Météo-France shows temperature forecasts of over 35C in parts of the country from Wednesday next week.

From this Saturday (August 20), temperatures will climb above 30°C in certain parts of the south-west, such as in Hérault and Pyrénées-Orientales. It will remain milder in much of the rest of the country, with temperatures hovering between 20 and 26°C.

From Tuesday, a sharp rise in temperatures is expected, which will continue until the end of next week.

Temperatures in all parts of the country are expected to be above usual averages, with around 31C expected in Toulouse and Bordeaux.

Weather service La Chaîne Météo is forecasting 40C in parts of the southwest.

The seven-day forecast from Météo-France shows high temperatures across the country on Wednesday August 24. Credit: Screenshot / Météo-France

It is still too early at this stage to give fully accurate forecasts and it is unclear whether the high temperatures will turn into a classified heat wave – a heat wave, in French. For a heat wave to be declared, daytime and nighttime temperatures must remain above the seasonal average for an extended period.

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