Heat records, tropical nights and an early heat wave. These are the meteorological phenomena that mark this month of June, as noted by La Chaîne Météo. This Thursday, June 16, 2022, the “heat wave thresholds for minimum temperatures are reached or approached in Aquitaine (20°C) while these values ​​are still slightly lower for the Pays de la Loire (17° on average)”, reports the forecaster. These scorching temperatures will continue until Saturday June 18, 2022, after which the mercury should drop more or less gradually in the four corners of France.

If the temperatures will drop gradually in half of France, the fall will be much more brutal in other departments, which will lose 10°C or more in 48 or even 24 hours only. Discover the territories where the difference will be the greatest between Saturday and Sunday, and between Saturday and Monday. The information provided is based on Météo France forecasts for Thursday June 16, 2022 at 8 a.m. and is subject to change.

Heat wave, heat peak, heat wave… Meteorological jargon is sometimes difficult to understand. For one to speak of a heat wave, the very hot temperatures must persist for three days and three nights in a row. Note: the heat wave thresholds are sometimes different from one department to another. “These thresholds take into account the geography, the urbanization of the departments as well as the population density in the large metropolises which remain hot at night”, explains La Chaîne Météo.