As of Tuesday, July 23, the French weather service Météo France has issued orange heatwave alerts - the second-highest level - for 59 departments. It is expected that the heatwave warning will be extended through Thursday, July 25, as France is forecast to experience high temperatures with highs up to 40°C (104°F) and nightly lows at 20° (68°F). Regions north of the Loire will be the most affected.
Individuals in France are advised to monitor local weather reports, avoid strenuous activities or spending time outdoors, particularly during midday, wear loose-fitting clothing, drink plenty of water and avoid dehydrating liquids, such as alcoholic, sugary, or caffeinated drinks, and seek immediate medical attention if exhibiting symptoms of heat stroke, such as nausea, confusion, headache, rapid and strong pulse, and dry skin.
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