France is experiencing a heat wave. According to the National Weather Service, that could lead to record high temperatures on Saturday afternoon. Then the mercury should reach 46 degrees somewhere. Code red has been issued to eleven departments. “It’s really an exceptional case,” said Meteu France.
In southwest France, people have to take into account a temperature of 43 degrees. The temperature is now between 35 and 39 degrees elsewhere in the country. In combination with drought, the risk of forest fires is very high.
As far as is known, the intense heat killed at least two elderly people. sender France information She reported that an 80-year-old man, lying on a towel in the scorching sun, had died on Burnishet Beach. It may be due to heat stroke. When he stopped moving, the other swimmers sounded the alarm. Attempts to revive him failed.
In the same area, an 82-year-old man died while swimming. A transition from outside air of 35 degrees to water, barely 16 degrees, may have been fatal for him.
Météo France expects thunderstorms Saturday night that will move into the country from the Atlantic coast. It can be accompanied by violent lightning and strong winds. The change in weather is likely to end the heat wave, although it may last a little longer in the east.
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