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Drought: it no longer flows from a source


INFOGRAPHIC - The rain deficit is worrying, especially in certain regions of France. February 2023 was the fourth driest month on record since 1959. A ticking time bomb?

In Perpignan (Pyrénées-Orientales), a religious procession will be organized on Saturday March 18 to beg for rain.

A local winemaker, Georges Puig, asked the city's cathedral to organize this ceremony.

The prefectural restrictions are already comparable to those of high summer.

If there is no flood for 3 days, we will not get out of it.

All that remains is to pray ,” the farmer told the local daily,


a few days ago


On March 18, the statue of Saint-Gaudérique from the church of Saint-Hippolyte and the reliquary bust from the parish of Saint-Jacques will be transported to the banks of the Têt, the river that crosses the city.

Hoping to make the rain fall.

Alert to the lack of water in the basement

Roussillon remains particularly dry with only 3 millimeters having fallen in Perpignan since the beginning of the month, whereas it has fallen on average 52 mm in March.

Same observation on the side of Nice with 1.2 mm for an average of 51 millimeters.

In fact, drought is no longer reserved…

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Source: lefigaro

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