canicule


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Noun1.Canicule - the hot period between early July and early Septembercanicule - the hot period between early July and early September; a period of inactivity
period, period of time, time period - an amount of time; "a time period of 30 years"; "hastened the period of time of his recovery"; "Picasso's blue period"
summer, summertime - the warmest season of the year; in the northern hemisphere it extends from the summer solstice to the autumnal equinox; "they spent a lazy summer at the shore"
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Ainsi, malgre la canicule, le taux eleve d'humidite et les vacances, les marcheurs arborant l'embleme national etaient au rendez-vous pour dire non au statu quo.
Computer model projections show that the heat wave, known in French as la canicule, could last through Friday in Paris and much of the rest of France.
En ces periodes estivales, de rude canicule, apres une saison hivernale cupide en precipitations, les regions montagneuses de la prefecture d'Agadir, notamment les zones sinueuses et accidentees de M'siguina, Haha et Ida Outanane, environs une dizaine de communes rurales, vivent la contrainte et la penurie d'eau.
Ceci sans parler du fait que cet arret de la production de Petrofac, qui ravitaille en gaz, la centrale de connexion de la STEG a Ain Turkia dans la region de Sfax a oblige la societe Tunisienne d'electricite et du gaz de se ravitailler en Algerie pour assurer ses besoins pour la production de l'electricite, en cette periode de canicule.
Cette canicule particulierement longue et severe est tres dure a supporter pour les personnes agees.
Sur un autre registre, la vague de canicule qui s'abat sur la capitale federale indienne a retenu l'attention de nombreux media, a l'instar de Hindustan Times qui rapporte, a sa Une, que le mercure a frole 46 degre jeudi, ce qui en fait la journee la plus chaude d'un mois de mai en une decennie.
The French, in their way, have systematised the matter so that "une canicule" (a heatwave) is only officially recognised when there are daytime temperatures of, or above, 30[bar]C during the day, and 18[bar] at night - whereas the differential situation in southern France is day temperatures of 35[bar] and night time ones of 20[bar].
In France's 'canicule' heatwave of 2003, Electricite de France closed a quarter of its 58 nuclear plants through water shortages.
The second is evident in Pereg's Canicule, 2003-2004, a slow-motion video of people warding off the Parisian heat wave in improvised street showers.