Heatwaves follow one another… After an early heatwave in June, record temperatures in July, August also begins in the sun. During the July heatwave, over 40°C (104°F) were reported in Paris and Île-de-France. This week, and until Friday August 12, 2022, between 35°C (95°F) and 39°C (102.2°F) are expected in the capital city. The hottest days are expected between Wednesday and Friday.
After the first heatwave, fresher days did not last long and temperatures quickly rose up. Since then, it is very muggy in the streets of Paris and people struggle to get used to the surrounding heat, even at night. And yet, it will be necessary to do so as for within ten years, temperatures close to 50 degrees Celsius are expected in the City of Lights, according to scientists. Heatwaves follow one another and the lack of rain worsens the draught hitting France.
In late July, Météo France spoke about a doubt for the rest of August, as forecast models allude to continuous high temperatures for the beginning of the month. And they were right since the new heatwave is about to last longer than the previous ones. "These high maximal temperatures are likely to stick around for a while", they said.
Two scenarios are considered, but the most likely one involves a heatwave from Monday to Friday or Saturday for the fourth heatwave of the season, which has never been seen before in France. Bad news for the soils, more and more arid because of the lack of rain in the country.
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Dates and Opening Time
From 8 August 2022 to 12 August 2022