Climate: it is hotter in Paris than anywhere else in Île-de-France, Météo France says

Published by Graziella L. · Photos by My B. · Published on 31 July 2022 at 14h16
Amid the heatwave, you better live in the suburbs than in Paris – according to Météo France. As a matter of fact, it is getting hot in Ile-de-France and the city is breaking temperature records.

According to scientists, it will be almost 50°C in Paris in a dozen years. Temperatures hard to bear all the more so as in the capital city, it is generally hotter than in the rest of the Île-de-France region. As a matter of fact, temperatures are higher especially at night because of the tar and the lack of green spaces in the city, Météo France says.

Almost 10 degrees of difference with the countryside are reported in the summer. This impression of mugginess that struggles to clear at the end of a heatwave is caused by urban heat islands preventing the solar energy to be evacuated properly. According to Météo France, the latter is stocked in “the materials of buildings and waterproof and heating surfaces such as bitumen”.

But, in more rural places, “throughout the day, the vegetation uses water and solar energy for photosynthesis. Thanks to solar energy, they “sweat” the water drained from the soil that evaporates in the atmosphere. The permeable soils will use the solar energy to evaporate the water they contain. This is the evapotranspiration system. Thanks to which, vegetables and soils do not accumulate the solar energy they receive but consume it”.

Therefore, Météo France predicts in Paris, inhabitants will experience an “amplification of thermal discomfort” with a number of scorching hot days moving from 3 to 26 per year, instead an average one over the past couple of years. As for the number of days with temperature above 25°C (77°F), there will be 59 to 109, namely a third of the year, against 49 now.

Small piece of advice, if you wish to invest or if you live in Paris, please avoid the magnificent historic, often very dense, as much as possible as they have been created to keep the heat. Think about the Seine riverbanks and canals or even more modern districts to hope and find shadow and freshness during the heatwaves.

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