A heat wave that has gripped Italy for several days has pushed temperatures to record levels. In the Syracuse region of Sicily, a record temperature of 48.8 degrees was recorded on Wednesday. “If the data is confirmed after appropriate analysis, it may be the highest temperature ever recorded on the European continent,” said Manuel Mazzolini, a meteorologist for the portal “3bmeteo.com”.
“This will set a new record after 48 degrees in Athens on July 10, 1977,” the expert added. The temperature in Sicily in the next few days may reach 49 or 50 degrees Celsius. The last record was set in Sicily in August 1999 when the temperature in the Sicilian city of Enna was 48.5 degrees.
The rest of Italy is also groaning from the heat wave. 39 to 42 degrees expected in the regions of southern Italy Calabria, Puglia, Basilicata and Campania. Weather experts are also forecasting temperatures between 39 and 40 degrees in Tuscany, Lazio and Emilia-Romagna. In Rome the temperature should be 38 degrees, in Veneto and Lombardy 37 degrees, and it is expected that it will be 32 degrees in Liguria.
Accessed August 12, 2021 at 05:47 am at https://www.sn.at/panorama/international/moeglicher-neuer-europa-hitzerekord-auf-sizilien-gemessen-107885413
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