The heat wave continues in France, triggering a drought alert
Paris, August 3 (SocialNews.XYZ) The heat wave continues to hit most parts of France this week, triggering a drought alert following the driest July in more than 60 years, a French daily reported.
Wednesday will be the hottest day of the week with temperatures exceeding 40 degrees Celsius in the southern Mediterranean region, and the heat wave will also spread to northern France, Xinhua news agency reported, quoting the newspaper Le Figaro.
Five departments in southwestern France have issued an “extreme heat” warning and the whole country is on drought alert following heat waves and lack of rain, he said.
In July, France received “a total of 9.7 millimeters of precipitation on average”, making it the driest July since 1959, as well as the fourth hottest month since 1900, according to the French daily. quoting meteorologist Cyrielle Duchesne.
Some cities, including Nice and Marseille, did not see a single drop of rain throughout July, the newspaper reported.
The 96 departments of metropolitan France have imposed water restriction measures to combat drought.
People are advised to limit their water consumption by avoiding washing their cars at home, watering gardens or filling private swimming pools.
According to the report, August will continue to be hot and dry except for occasional rain and thunderstorms.