Rome, 30 July 2021 – Forecast totally respected: it will be a weekend dedicated to great heat in many Italian cities: there are six marked for today since red dot according to the Ministry of Health which monitors 27 urban centers. Also tomorrow, Saturday 31 August, the same six cities will have the red sticker (they are Campobasso, Frosinone, Palermo, Perugia, Pescara, Trieste). The ‘hot’ cities instead they rise to 8 for Sunday 1 August: in fact, they are added to the list Bari e Catania. Today and tomorrow 7 cities are orange (Bari, Bologna, Catania, Florence, Rieti, Rome, Viterbo). One city, Ancona, will have an orange sticker on Sunday.
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Ilmeteo.it explains that during the upcoming weekend “Italy will have to deal with a real boom of heat, with temperatures over 40 degrees, but also with strong thunderstorms, wind and hail, which will sweep many regions again between Saturday and Sunday “. Saturday 31st July it will be a hot day in the central regions, in the South and on many flat stretches of the Northeast, where the mercury column will easily reach peaks of 38 degrees; peaks over 40 degrees are expected on the inland areas of Sicily and Puglia. “At the same time, however, with the passing of the hours the scenario will begin to change: the Northwest regions will in fact have to deal with a gradual worsening of storms expected already in the course of Saturday afternoon, when intense showers and thunderstorms will hit a large part of Piedmont and Valle d’Aosta, to then extend later also to the reliefs and high plains of the Lombardy, and finally of Veneto thunderstorm phenomena and heavy rains will persist over most of the regions during the night, with the risk of storms in upper Piedmont and upper Lombardy; in this phase, rainfall may also affect eastern Liguria; an exhaustion of the phenomena it is only expected during the afternoon, while the sun and extreme heat will persist in the South, and once again in Sicily in particular.
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