The worst drought in France since 1959

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The worst drought in France since 1959

From January 21 to February 21, less than 1 mm of rain fell on the French land. Such low figures have not been registered since 1959.

A winter drought in a mild climate is as dangerous as a summer drought. Lack of rain and snow leads to the drying up of water reservoirs and the deterioration of soil. It also triggers forest fires, as has already happened in the Eastern Pyrenees, where 60 hectares of foliage were burned in early February.

A little rain is expected this Wednesday, but the forecast can change at any time. The climate situation is similar in Italy. In 2022 the country has already suffered from drought, but history repeats itself. In Venice, for example, several canals have already run dry.

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