It’s hot and it’s not going to stop right away. The heat episode that France has been experiencing for the past few days continues this week and temperatures will continue to rise this Friday, June 16, according to Météo France forecasts. The 34°C mark will be reached in one department, but about twenty will still experience temperatures above 30°C. As La Chaîne Météo explains, “the heat will continue over the country and will even strengthen on Saturday before the arrival of the storms on Sunday”.

Average temperatures will still be 2 to 3°C above seasonal norms, with peaks in places, especially in the Southwest. If you find that it is already hot this Wednesday, wait to see the temperatures for this weekend… The specialized site recalls that “this first half of June will also be the hottest ever recorded”, by the duration of the episode and its precocity. The last hot month of June had taken place in 2003, the year of a very strong heat wave in France, the consequences of which had been terrible. Could the same scenario happen again?

After the heat, it will be the turn of the storms to make their arrival in our sky and they will be very numerous at the end of this week and at the beginning of next week. The Weather Channel explains that “slightly less hot air will arrive from the Atlantic and will lower the maximum temperatures”, but it will be necessary to wait until Tuesday June 20 to find temperatures “more consistent” with the season. While waiting to breathe again, will your department be one of those where the temperatures will be the highest this Friday, June 14? Find out by checking out the list below.