New wave of great heat eyes on Palermo, Catania and Messina

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Great heat all weekend and all next week.
According to meteorologists, we expect 7 days of heat.
The African anticyclone Scipio is about to leave but another anticyclone of sub-tropical origin is on the way.
We are experiencing an early summer phase with about 6 degrees higher than the reference climatic averages, but next week this discrepancy will even increase to 10.

Orange and red stickers on weekends

Orange stamp for heat waves today only in Turin, the only city where it will turn red on Sunday.
This was indicated by the Ministry of Health on the portal of the bulletins on heat waves in Italy, which monitors 27 Italian cities.
Heat waves occur when very high temperatures occur for several consecutive days, often associated with high humidity, strong solar radiation and no ventilation.
These climatic conditions can represent a risk for the health of the population and especially of vulnerable subjects, namely the elderly, the chronically ill, children, pregnant women.
To prevent their possible effects, the Ministry publishes daily, with forecasts at 24, 48 and 72 hours, to identify the weather-climatic conditions at risk for health on a daily basis.

The cities monitored

The monitored cities are: Ancona, Bari, Bologna, Bolzano, Brescia, Cagliari, Campobasso, Catania, Civitavecchia, Florence, Frosinone, Genoa, Latina, Messina, Milan, Naples, Palermo, Perugia, Pescara, Reggio Calabria, Rieti, Rome, Turin, Trieste, Venice, Verona, Viterbo.

Warm for the next 7 days

After a mostly sunny and very hot weekend, from Monday 20 Italy will have to deal with a new and intense heat wave.
The peak of this new heat wave, according to experts, will most likely reach between the summer solstice (Tuesday 21), which is likely to become the hottest since 2003 (the hottest June in Italian climate history together with 2019) and Friday 24.
It is a completely exceptional weather-climatic phase with an anomaly of temperatures up to around 8 degrees more than would be expected at this time of year.
The maximum peaks are likely to touch peaks of 40 ° C in many cities of the Po Valley, such as in Bologna and Ferrara; up to 37/38 C in Milan, Mantua and Pavia; hot climate also in the Center with peaks up to 36/38 C also in Rome, Terni and Florence.
It will also start to get very hot in the South, with values ​​above 36 C in many cities.
In short, many records could collapse and therefore mark a piece of our country’s climatic history.


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