With a largely dominant heat over the year 2022 and a risk of drought that is already very high in several regions of the Hexagon due to lack of precipitation, record temperatures that are regularly beaten and humidity indices below normal, the situation seems more and more worrying for France.
Are we going to exceed the seasonal normals in the next few days?
Strong heat waves most often start at the end of June and the question that can be asked today is that after a very hot month of May, you will have to deal with heavy heat in the next few days and exceed seasonal normals?
No one can really confirm if there will be heat waves but many signs indicate that periods of high heat will be more frequent in France. With a dry winter and spring, should we expect a very warm June followed by a hot summer?
Our country has already experienced several heat waves in June and the last ones are from 2019, 2017 and 2006, so are we going to experience the same thing in 2022?
Should we prepare to face a heat dome?
The heat dome is a climatic phenomenon that can lead to significant water shortages, power outages and can be dangerous for the population especially for the weakest. It is a hot circle that forms above cities and regions. This meteorological phenomenon has already killed thousands in India and Pakistan with extremely high temperatures but countries closer to us can also be affected by a heat dome like Italy. Will France also experience this phenomenon in June or this summer?
A new one #domedechaleur ♨️is set up on the Mediterranean, from the Maghreb to the#Italy. This country will suffer for a long time #canicule (for at least the next 10 days) with temperatures between 36 ° and 40 ° C 🌡️ For the south of France, the heat will be transient. pic.twitter.com/MpewJGQazt
– The Weather Channel (@lachainemeteo) May 30, 2022
From what temperature is it called heatwave?
Heatwave is when the average temperature during the day is 21 ° C or higher for three days and the temperature at night is above 18 ° C.
Why can heatwave be dangerous?
Most people adapt well to the heat, but the heatwave can be dangerous for the elderly and / or disabled and the weakest of us.
Older people are particularly vulnerable due to an increased risk of dehydration during a heat wave, and they tend to feel tired more quickly and feel less thirsty, making them more vulnerable to heat and heat hazards. .
How to protect yourself from the heat wave?
To protect yourself from the heat wave that may be coming soon, you can take the right steps to avoid the heat stroke.
Drink regularly and at room temperature: It is advisable to drink plenty of water and at room temperature, because drinking too cold will increase your body temperature which is counterproductive to withstand high heat. Even if you’re not feeling thirsty, feel free to take a sip of water at every opportunity and if you need to go out, take a bottle of water with you.
Avoid hot drinks: Hot drinks such as tea or coffee have a diuretic effect that loses water and increases the risk of dehydration.
Avoid rich foods: Eating too much fat or too much sugar can make digestion difficult and raise your body temperature. Prefer water-rich fruits and vegetables such as watermelon, melon, lemon, tomato, cucumber.
Wear loose-fitting clothing to make the air circulate more easily and evacuate perspiration while favoring light colors that capture less heat than black.
Avoid going out during the hottest hours of the day, do not expose yourself to the sun, and most importantly, do not exercise outdoors during these periods of high heat.
These few easy-to-follow tips can help you better withstand the next heat wave.