Weather: thunderstorms and tropical atmosphere expected in 60 departments from Thursday

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Will the summer of 2022 be that of all records? The month of June, already, is the most struck down since the beginning of the Météorage surveys, world specialist in the detection of lightning… That is to say in 1989.

At the same time, an extremely early heat wave caused the mercury to rise in the four corners of France.

The month of July, too, was entitled to its own heatwave episode, historic not by its duration but by its regional intensity.

On the western half of the territory, absolute heat records have been broken, with in particular 39.3°C in Brest (Finistère), 41.4°C in La Roche-sur-Yon (Vendée) or 42.6°C in Biscarrosse (Landes).

This month of July was one of the driest ever recorded in France.

Placed under the sign of heat and drought, the month of August is not to be outdone. To close the season, the weather is not doing us any favors with a new peak of heat expected on Wednesday August 24 and Thursday August 25, 2022.

According to forecasts by La Chaîne Météo, “the very hot air present over the Maghreb is once again reaching France this week”, causing increasingly hot weather.

The forecaster announces temperatures between 27 and 34°C over 80% of the country, and up to 36°C locally south of the Garonne.

The weather will then become more and more tropical, with thunderstorms expected to break out over much of the country from Thursday until the end of the week. When will they arrive at your place?

Find out which day to remember in our slideshow below. The information provided is based on Météo France forecasts for Tuesday August 23 at 2 p.m. and is subject to change.