Weather report. Sixteen departments still on the alert orange heat wave, the rain arrives from the West

This Saturday, August 13, 2022 should once again be marked by high temperatures throughout France. But this could well be the last day of this heat wave, which again saw the thermometer exceed 40°C in places this Friday, August 12.

A lull is expected for Sunday, with the arrival of rain and thunderstorms this Saturday evening in western France.

Strong heat expected in the West

In its latest weather report published this Saturday morning, Météo France announces that the “temperatures will remain scorching over the west and south-west of the country even if they are starting to drop slightly”.

Strong heat is once again expected in the West, « d u South of Toulouse to Brittany »with maximum “often between 35 and 38°C”, details the bulletin.

Sixteen departments on heatwave orange alert

Sixteen departments are still on heatwave orange alert: Finistère, Morbihan, Loire-Atlantique, Vendée, Deux-Sèvres, Charente, Haute-Vienne, Dordogne, Gironde, Lot-et-Garonne, Lot, Landes, Tarn-et-Garonne, Gers, Tarn and Haute-Garonne.

The heat wave should end on Sunday, with thunderstorms over most of France. These should also take place in the evening in the western part of France, in the south-west of the country and on the tip of Brittany.

Storm orange vigilance lifted in Corsica

Orange vigilance for thunderstorms has been lifted in Corsica according to the latest report from Météo France: “Last night, gusts above 90 km/h were occasionally recorded, including 95 km/h in Calvi. »

Meteo France feared « heavy electrical activity, very high rainfall intensities, 40 to 60 mm in less than an hour, very often hail and strong gusts of wind, 80 to 100 km/h”. The disturbances left the Island of Beauty on this Saturday morning.

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