Charon’s African heatwave has just started with the first 44 ° C in Sardinia and temperatures are expected to increase further over the weekend. Locally, due to some storms in transit, in the North the maximums are undergoing slight and temporary decreases, but on the other hand the relative humidity and therefore the heat increase. But the bad news does not end there, Charon will also return to the north from the weekend and the worst will come early next week: 40 ° C in the shade everywhere, from the South to the Center and also on the Po Valley, which from muggy will become oppressive. Charon for 2 weeks? It seems so, unfortunately, a low pressure on Spain will push Saharan air towards our country: a classic configuration, with a cyclone on the Iberian Peninsula that will send the Algerian-Tunisian air masses northwards, therefore towards Italy. at this moment on Algeria and Tunisia the maximums are around 44/49 ° C: we can imagine what will happen by moving these temperatures to the north north-east. We imagine it by analyzing the latest numerical forecasts of the iLMeteo team: 40 ° C in Florence, 39 ° C in Bologna and Rome between Sunday 26 and Tuesday 28, 37 ° C in Milan and Naples, not to mention the extreme southern regions, which are closer to Algeria and Tunisia, where the forecast generally indicates 41/44 ° C with possible higher peaks in Sardinia and Sicily! We are still at a medium time distance from this scenario so we will have to wait for modeling confirmations but the trend, when it comes to heat, he rarely fails. Andrea Garbinato, editorial manager of iLMeteo.it, for now confirms that Caronte is serious, in a decidedly anomalous way for the period: he remembers in fact that at the end of June the maximum ‘normal’ temperature would be around 26 ° C in the North, 27 in the Center and 28 in the South: a quick calculation indicates that we will rise 13/15 ° C above the average, another season, perhaps even another planet. The Earth is getting hot like Venus; the drought of these days is a confirmation of this: 40% of agricultural land in the north is in a state of severe water difficulty. However, it should be remembered that this drought arises from the year without winter: 2022 saw very hot temperatures, very little snow and values of 3/4 ° C higher than in 2003. In the last 20 years, the classic winter has disappeared and now we also experience the disappearance of the classic summer: now when we have 32 ° C we cry out for the cool! In the 1980s, 32/33 ° C represented the typical summer highs of cities. Today, Thursday 23 June – In the north: at times very cloudy, strong thunderstorms in Lombardy and also possible in the rest of the regions. Center: often very cloudy sky, some thunderstorms in Tuscany. In the south: hot with first peaks over 40 ° C. Tomorrow, Friday 24 June – In the north: sunny and very muggy, thunderstorms in the Alps and Prealps, very strong in Lombardy. In the center: warm, but sometimes cloudy skies. In the south: unbearable heat, first peaks above 42 ° C. Saturday 25th – In the north: sunny and muggy. Middle: good and warm weather. In the south: sunny and warm. Trend – Charon inflames the center-south with peaks up to 43-44 ° C, muggy in the north; the super heat could last until early July.
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