France is facing its first hot spell of the year. All the conditions are met for meteorologists to speak of an “early heat wave”. Since Tuesday June 14, 2022, around twenty departments have been placed on alert by Météo France.

This phenomenon, more and more frequent since the 2000s, is explained by a depression located off the coast of Portugal, indicates La Chaîne Météo. It causes the rise of hot air from Morocco to France via Spain.

During these periods of high heat, some people are more vulnerable than others and must be extra vigilant. Here is the list :

Pay attention ! There are many received ideas to fight against these exceptional temperatures. In the slideshow below, find 7 false good ideas not to be repeated.

Regardless of your age and your situation, you must take these periods of heat wave very seriously and apply all the necessary protective measures. Here is the advice of the Ministry of Health* in the event of a heat wave:

Also remember to pay attention to the time of the heat peak. “In town, it is at the end of the day around 6 p.m., due to pollution, that the temperature is highest, not at noon”, specifies Michaël Rochoy, general practitioner in Pas-de-Calais, in the columns of the Parisian.

*For more information and advice, you can contact the Heatwave Info service platform free of charge by telephone on 0800 06 66 66. It can be reached Monday to Saturday from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.