Native temperature information had been set Tuesday at a number of monitoring stations within the south of France together with within the Alps and Pyrenees mountains, the French climate workplace stated.
Meteo France stated a file 29.5 levels Celsius (85 levels Fahrenheit) had been reached within the Alpine ski resort of Alpe d’Huez, which sits at an altitude of 1,860 metres (6,100 ft).
In Verdun within the foothills of the Pyrenees, 40.6C had been recorded for the primary time.
🌡️ En ce mardi, plusieurs information de températures max dépassés, en particulier dans le Sud-Est.
C’est le cas notamment :
➡️à l’Alpe d’Huez (Isère), avec 29.5 °C (1860m)
➡️à Renno (Corse), avec 38,3 °(755m)
➡️à Aups (Var), avec 38,6 °C (497m)
— Météo-France (@meteofrance) July 18, 2023
Different native warmth information had been set in Renno within the hills of Corsica (38.3C) in addition to Aups (38.6C) and Vauvenargues (37.3C) within the far south of the nation.
Most of France has been spared the worst of the file heatwave scorching southern Europe, with solely seven out of 96 mainland departments presently on an orange alert for warmth, one down from the very best stage.
Three extra in southern France will likely be added to the checklist on Wednesday.
France skilled a scorching summer time final yr, with native information set throughout the nation.
The all-time nationwide temperature file of 46C dates from a separate heatwave in 2019 and was set in Verargues, close to Montpellier in southern France.