African heat, record temperatures over Italy: the weather of the week

With the summer solstice, the first real African heat wave began over Italy. The temperatures that will be reached in the next few days in many cities will even beat the records of the infamous summer of 2003. The team of the site warns that the presence of the sub-tropical anticyclone will become stronger and more powerful. The direct consequence will be the significant increase in temperatures. The maximum values ​​on most of the cities of the South and on some of the Center and compared to the same period of June 2003, will be about 8-11 ° C higher. To give some examples Foggia will reach 44 ° C, Catanzaro 41 ° C, Syracuse even 45 ° C, Fermo and Ascoli Piceno will reach peaks of 40 ° C, 37-38 ° C in Perugia and Campobasso. Great heat also in the rest of Italy, in Tuscany (37-38 ° C in Florence), in Rome (35 ° C), Bologna and Ferrara (36 ° C), over 34 ° C in many cities of the Veneto ‘Abruzzo, Sardinia and eastern Lombardy. This African heat wave could only subside next weekend, and not even across all regions. IN DETAIL Tuesday 22. In the north: some thunderstorms over Val d’Aosta and upper Piedmont, sun and heat elsewhere. In the center: sunny and warm. In the south: lots of sun and intense heat. Wednesday 23. In the north: thunderstorms over Val d’Aosta, Piedmont, Lombardy Alps and Trentino Alto Adige. Center: mostly stable. In the south: great heat and prevailing sun. Thursday 24th. In the north: usual thunderstorms over Val d’Aosta and upper Piedmont, sun elsewhere. Center: more clouds over the Apennines, isolated thunderstorms. In the south: many clouds, low rainfall, very hot. Friday 25th with more thunderstorms in the Alps, weekends in the sun and in the heat.