Temperature records broken in several cities in France


Several temperature records have been broken. – FRED SCHEIBER / SIPA

It was hot on French territory on Monday. Very hot even for a month of September. Mercury has even broken records in several French cities, Météo-France reports
in a press release. “It could be the hottest afternoon ever in September since the start of the measures in 1947”, says the organization.

The South-West was particularly affected by this heat episode: in Orthez (Pyrénées-Atlantiques), the mercury was 37.9 ° C, a record compared to the 37.5 ° C measured in 2016. In Sabers, in the Landes, it was 37.1 ° C (against 36.3 ° C in 2016). Angers (Maine-et-Loire) and Bourges (Cher) also beat their personal best, with respectively 35.7 ° C (against 34.5 ° C in 1953) and 35.6 ° C (against 35.1 ° C in 1961).

It’s also heating up in the Paris region

In Orléans (Loiret), it was 34.2 degrees and 34.8 ° C in Troyes (Aube), beating the old record of 33.7 ° C. In Saint-Dizier (Haute-Marne), the thermometer rose to 34.9 ° C, unprecedented in September. In the Sarthe, Le Mans, 34.7 ° C were recorded. In Nevers (Nièvre), the temperature reached 35.3 ° C (the old record was 35.1 ° C in 1947). Same in Tours (Indre-et-Loire), which broke its personal record: 35.1 ° C, compared to 34.5 ° C in 2005.

In the Paris region, Orly (Val-de-Marne) broke its record with 33.5 ° C, beating the old record of 33 ° C. In Seine-et-Marne at Melun, 34.2 ° C were recorded: the previous record for this station was 33.2 ° C. Finally, Paris recorded its ten-day record, adds Météo-France, with 33.4 ° C.

Temperatures should remain high for the rest of the week and well above normal for the season, continues Météo-France. On Wednesday, peaks of 35 ° C are still possible. Thunderstorms are expected over the weekend.

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