In Bourgoin-Jallieu (Isère), the thermometer exceeded 40 ° C on Friday. - ALLILI MOURAD / SIPA

Sunday, the orange "heat wave" vigilance will be maintained in 13 departments, while 5 departments are still placed on Saturday in orange vigilance for violent storms in progress in the Massif Central, according to Météo-France forecasts.

The current thunderstorms over the Ardèche, Drôme, Isère, Loire and Rhône rivers will shift towards the Loire then the Rhône valley, which can generate violent phenomena but of short duration, such as violent gusts of wind, waterfalls hail, high electrical activity and heavy rains. In the evening they will go east of Rhône-Alpes but will gradually lose their violent character. The end of the event is scheduled for 8 p.m. Saturday.

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From the start of the day on Sunday, from Alsace to the Massif Central and the Northern Alps, the weather will be threatening and sometimes stormy showers will be frequent. In the afternoon they will tend to run out in the Massif Central and Alsace, on the other hand from the Jura to the Northern Alps and the Mercantour the sometimes stormy rains will continue, before easing at the end of the day.

Lower minimums

On the Mediterranean rim, the day will be sunny despite some passing clouds, but the mistral and tramontane will blow up to 60 to 70 km / h in gusts. In the rest of the country, after an often very cloudy morning, the sky will become brighter in the afternoon. Only the Pyrenean foothills will remain congested throughout the day by clouds sometimes giving a few drops.

Minimum temperatures will fall over most of the country with 14 to 19 degrees in general, 11 to 14 degrees in Brittany, except in the Alsace plain and the Rhone corridor around the Mediterranean, with minimums of 19 to 24 degrees. Maximum temperatures will be between 29 and 34 degrees in the middle Rhône valley around the Mediterranean, locally 35 to 37, up to 38 to 39 degrees in the Var. In the rest of the country, maximum temperatures will be between 23 and 28 degrees in general, between 19 and 23 near the English Channel.


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