This summer of 2022 promises to be one of the hottest and driest that France has known. A hypothesis reinforced by the first half of August, also placed under the sign of the heat wave and the rainfall deficit.

This week, no heat wave on the program, but sometimes violent stormy episodes which could occur in the four corners of the country with temperatures still very heavy.

According to the forecasts of La Chaîne Météo, “in the afternoon, the maximum will be around 30°C from Alsace to the east of the Rhône and the Saône (…) In Corsica, the atmosphere could even become scorching and the 40°C reached due to Sirocco on Wednesday”. The expected thunderstorms could offer refreshments, however temporary.

According to the site specializing in meteorology, “these rains and stormy showers are nevertheless good news and will slow down the current drought a little”. These degradations begin this Tuesday August 16, 2022, and continue at least until Thursday 17… Sometimes without interruption.

In our slideshow below, discover the list of the 32 departments where thunderstorms are forecast for Tuesday August 16, Wednesday August 17 and Thursday August 18, 2022. These episodes can be continuous or occur occasionally at night, in the evening, in the morning. …

The information provided is based on Météo France forecasts for Tuesday August 16, 2022 at 6 a.m. and is subject to change. Stay tuned for announcements and weather warnings in your area.