Tuesday, July 26, will be another hot day with temperatures set to beat 30 degrees in Monaco, although the Alpes-Maritimes have been downgraded from an amber to a yellow alert.

However, rain is expected from about 04:00 on Wednesday morning with a probability of 70 percent, according to forecasts late on Monday. The rain is likely to die out by early afternoon.

In the meantime, the director-general of civil security in the region has issued a warning of “very strong risks of fires” on Tuesday,

In a press release the service said: “This very high meteorological danger of fire is linked to the winds: mistral, tramontane and libeccio, quite strong to strong, conditions remaining very hot and dry and increasingly dry vegetation.”

FILE PHOTO: Fire service handout during the recent Var fire