Red vigilance - extremely high temperature warning (19.07.2022)

The National Weather Service - Meteolux - has issued  a warning for severe heat (orange vigilance) for the southern part of the country, this monday July 18th from 1.00 pm à 9.00 pm. Maximum temperatures will rise to 32 to 35 °C.

Simultaneously, a warning has been issued concerning air quality - orange vigilance - ozone levels. The European Information level of 180 µg/m³ could be exceeded.  

For Tuesday July 19. from 1.00 pm to 9.00 pm, MeteoLux has issued a warning for extreme heat (red vigilance) for the whole country. Temperatures between 34 et 36 °C are to be expected in the North of the country and between 35 et 38°C in the South. In the South-Eastern Moselle region as well as in larger towns and cities temperatures up to 39°C can be expected.  A warning is being maintained concerning air quality - orange vigilance - ozone levels

The population should adopt the following conduct in the event of high or extremely high temperatures.

Behaviour to adopt

temperatures exceeding 35°C with an average temperature on the preceding day exceeding 23°C

  • close blinds, curtains and windows during the day and open them at night;
  • drink lots of water throughout the day (1.5 l of water per day);
  • avoid going outside during the hottest time of day (11 am to 9 pm);
  • cover your head when going out;
  • wear light clothing;
  • limit physical activity;
  • use fans or air conditioning to cool yourself down;
  • try to stay in a cool or air-conditioned place (large shops, cinemas, etc.);
  • cool down with water several times a day (mister, shower, etc.);
  • maintain regular contact with vulnerable members of your family and friends. Help them get to a cool place;

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