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Temperatures will continue to stay lower – at least, around 22-30 ° C – today, Monday and Tuesday (August 2, 3 and 4), due to cooler ocean air coming in from the north -Where is.
More heat and humidity next week
But the heat is expected to increase further on Wednesday (August 5) due to the heat from North Africa.
This new “peak heat” is expected to last four to eight days, bringing lasting temperatures of 33 to 39 ° C.
Plus, in addition to the high temperatures, humidity levels should also be high, which means the weather will likely be even hotter than it actually is.
Pascal Scaviner, forecast manager at forecaster Weather Channel, explained: “If we take the average temperature of 36 ° C with dry air, or a humidity level of 30%, your body will feel a temperature of 40 ° C.
“On the other hand, if you take the same temperature with a much higher humidity rate of 60%, your body will feel a temperature of 50 ° C, a real discomfort. [that is] a health hazard. “
The heat alerts come after hot weather hit France at the end of this week, bringing new heatwave and storm warnings, as well as warnings about the risk of forest fires.
It follows a forest fire in Anglet – in the Basque Country, near the Spanish border – which destroyed more than 165 hectares before being brought under control.
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