The summer of 2022 could go down in history. On June 15, already, there was an exceptionally early and intense heat wave, as well as an exceeding of the heat wave thresholds in certain regions. This month also turns out to be the most struck June since the start of the Météorage surveys in 1989.

For its part, the month of July could also achieve its share of exploits… In particular because of the heat wave that occurred in France, historic in terms of its regional intensity. Indeed, many absolute heat records have been broken. We noted, among others, 39.3°C in Brest (Finistère), 41.4°C in La Roche-sur-Yon (Vendée) and 42.6°C in Biscarrosse (Landes).

In addition, this month of July could well be the driest that we have ever recorded in France.

Should we wait for an exceptional month of August too? According to La Chaîne Météo forecasts, the formation of a low-pressure system between Morocco and western Spain should very soon promote the rise of a warm air mass in the south of France.

Thus, a new heat wave is to be feared from next week. “To date, the probability of this scenario is 40% for the southern half, but greater than 50% in the south-east”, specifies the site specializing in meteorology.

One thing is certain: the sun will be shining very brightly for the first week of August, and the thermometer will climb. “If the duration of this episode is still difficult to predict, a warm weather context with temperatures of 3 to 4°C above average will characterize the 1st decade of August”, announces the forecaster.

In our slideshow below, find out what the hottest day will be, department by department. The information provided is based on Météo France forecasts for Wednesday July 27, 2022 at 3 p.m. and is subject to change.