The mercury will soar this weekend. Météo France warns of the scorching temperatures which await most departments between Friday and Saturday; locally, they could approach 42°C. An exceptional heat wave for mid-June, which raises fears for the worst for this summer… And which could well spoil your weekend.

Indeed, it is difficult to enjoy the sun, do sports, see friends and walk in such temperatures, which are very taxing on the human body.

Even indoors, the situation can quickly become stifling and difficult to bear if you do not have a state-of-the-art ventilation system.

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In heatwave weather, the major risk is dehydration, Medisite informs us. Many French people do not drink enough water on a daily basis, even more so when it is very hot.

Heat can also cause what is called “heat stroke”, the symptoms of which are as follows:

To protect yourself from the sometimes dramatic consequences of the heatwave, it is important, recalls Santé Publique France, to adopt the following reflexes: