In France it’s been warm in the south for the past week and the toaster oven seems to be warming up. The following days will remain warm in the south and southwest.
In the district of Gironde, the municipality of Landeras, and near Dune du Pilat, two fires broke out yesterday. Landiras is located about 40 kilometers from Bordeaux.
6,000 people were evacuated, staying in five different camps. Neighbors were also evacuated. According to the local government, about 1,200 hectares of forests have already been destroyed. About 445 hectares near the Dune du Pilat, and about 800 hectares in Landeras.
The heat in France does not seem to end immediately, because the French meteorological service Météo France is predicting a phenomenon cannula Or a heat wave in the southwest, south and Gives a warning (orange icon) for seven sections, including Gironde, Lot-et-Garonne, Tarn, Ardèche, and Drôme. The warning says residents must be “extremely vigilant” on all fronts.
At the Tour de France, which heads south this week, the declared heat is a theme: some riders hope to take advantage of it, others hope to digest the heat less well and hope all is well.
Climate change is also evident in France: in the list of the warmest years on record, the last three years (2020, 2018 and 2019) took the top four places. There have also been wildfires in France here and there, but not yet on a large scale. However, it remains to look forward to the already warm and dry spring.
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