France’s state forecasting department predicts a heat wave will hit the country early this year

State forecaster Météo France has anticipated an early heat wave in France this week, with temperatures exceeding 38 degrees Celsius (100 Fahrenheit) in the south. The department said this year’s heat wave will arrive early, with temperatures expected to be similar to those recorded at the height of summer. The heat wave is expected to hit the southern part of the country, spreading first to the north. Temperatures are expected to reach 35 to 38 degrees Celsius from the middle of the week until the weekend and will not drop below 20 degrees, according to the state weather service, reported by France 24.

The reason behind this is due to a low pressure system in the Atlantic between the Azores and Madeira, which encourages warm air to rise over Western Europe.

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National meteorological authority AEMET said temperatures in the Guadalquivir Valley in Seville and nearby Cordoba are 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit) on Saturday (June 11).

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The heat wave in France is expected to peak between Thursday and Saturday, according to the state forecast department.

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The hottest pre-summer heatwave in neighboring Spain in at least 20 years is currently underway. According to AEMET experts, a cloud of warm air from North Africa has pushed temperatures up and the sweltering heat wave could persist until June 15, six days before the official start of summer on June 21. June. The heat wave is expected to worsen on Sunday June 12. in the country, with temperatures in parts of southern Spain reaching 43 degrees Celsius (110 degrees Fahrenheit).


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