Heatwave alert for Paris withdrawn

epa06932923 Jets of water are propelled into the fountains of the Trocadero square in front of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France, 07 August 2018. In France, 70 departments are placed in vigilance heat and thunderstorms alert. EPA-EFE/CAROLINE BLUMBERG

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Paris authorities on Monday morning announced that they had removed the amber-level heatwave alert that had been declared for the French capital since June 23.

Paris had been spared the worst of the heatwave in France which saw various records being broken in the south of France.

Temperatures rose to a record of 45.9 degrees Celsius in Gallargues-le-Montueux, near Nimes, in southern France on Friday, according to Meteo France.

Although temperatures have eased mostly in the north of the country, Meteo France says average temperatures remain high in the south, with several administrative regions still on the ‘level three amber’ heatwave alert.

 

Via Reuters

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