Remembering 2003's deadly heatwave, France's government has taken care to implement safety precautions as thermometres rise dangerously high nationwide.
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Facepalming so hard at some of the people in here... Do you have any brain ?
You French have all the luck.We in England are having an extended winter season,or Moonsoon condition.Anyway its entertaining listening to our weather broadcasters trying to cheer us up.with thier crap PS Like its sunny somewher on this Island.Probably outer Hebrides Population nil.
All these awful comments from Americans below are so childish and un-called for. If you have nothing decent, sensible or intelligent to say (which is always!), then don't say anything at all. Please...!!
What idiotic comments I read here, comparing the heat in France to your own country. The facts are there - in 2003 thousands died in a matter of weeks. My fiance is working today in Lyon and it is apparently 43 degrees. He works in a pub where it is not possible to fit air conditioning and is sweltering. The air doesn't move and there is nowhere to escape from the heat. Every summer is hot in France but not always like this and these people are not conditioned to this type of heat, especially the elderly. The French government are right to do something about it, they have a responsibility to those most at risk.
It was 104f at 8pm on Saturday night in this part of France, these temps are dangerous to people who are not conditioned to it. Lucky for me I am from Australia and don't have a problem.
In our part of France today, it is 45c or 113f. It has been like this for almost a week and the humidity is 85% today. The forecasters only publish the mean average and I can tell you it is very, very hot.
This is the cost of climate change denialism. Time to get serious on limiting CO2.
French need to know what heat is. If 35-40 C is high, please take a visit to the countries you colonized once. Oh no- not the islands but in Africa, middle east. Etc.
High eighties low nineties is what they call a heatwave?please...
oh puuuuleeeeeze ....don't come to Georgia (U.S.A.) votre petit chous (bad French) will wilt in the heat over here. it's 100 f. and 100 o/o humidity.
Take a cold shower before going to bed, that helps a lot.
I love the france which is to be a good country for the cold climatic condition. O God save france from the heat condition.
Mid 80's-90's F.is EVERYDAY here in n.Florida(don't forget to add 85% humidity)from April 'til Nov.
shake and bake
Try living in the southern USA where its 99 outside with 90% humidity.
Last Time It Was Hot - Idiots let grandmas die when they went to the MED.
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I remember that....they had all left to go to the Riviera and left their aged parents to die! There was no air conditioning....wonder if there is air conditioning now.
Does the french really need the government to tell them that it is hot? Do they wipe your arses too? Unbelievable!
Wouldn't this effect France's vineyards and her wine industry? how about her crops?
Staying cool is something else France doesn't do well.
The French don't work in the month of August. Just stay indoors in the A/C for Christ's sake.
It might be worth mentioning that relative few French citizens have air conditioning as so many people do in the U.S. It's usually not needed.
But, when it is, its cost or unavailability can be quite deadly. Plus, the hot weather tends to occur in August when so many French people are on holiday away from their homes - and relatives.
Whoa that heat is going to get some people sweating, I sure hope they are using antiperspirant spray or roll-on.
There's no freaking air conditioning for most of the people living here. I'm in Paris and it's 85F in my aparment with fans on high.
High 80's to low 90's you say...that would be a pleasantly cool in Texas in August...try 100-110.
80-90 degree temperatures are considered dangerous heat in France??? It's been well over 100 degrees where I live in Cali for nearly a month now, and the humidity from the monsoon type weather is off the charts. I work outdoors and still fish every week in it. Seriously, these folks need to get some freaking skin man...
No one cares.
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