Italy divided in two from the point of view of weather forecasts, with 45 ° C in Sicily and storms in the North. A disturbing scenario that will begin in a few hours and will have the peak of intense phenomena and African temperatures between Thursday 18 and Friday 19 August. Italy will be divided in two, clearly, between bad weather and the sixth African heat wave: a complex, difficult picture, with the arrival of the first Atlantic disturbance after many months of drought in the North, and with the recall (due to of this perturbation) of a very hot flow from Tunisia. The storm phenomena are expected from the afternoon to start from the North-West, gradually moving towards the rest of the north tomorrow when part of the Center will also be affected, in particular Tuscany, Umbria and locally Marche and Lazio. In the South, as mentioned, with the sixth African heat wave we will reach 45 ° C in the shade in Sicily, an exceptional value considering that we are almost at the end of Summer 2022.Lorenzo Tedici, meteorologist of the site www.iLMeteo.it, confirms that the combination of storms in the North and heat in the South is the norm during the first autumn months: very often between September and October we hear about ‘Italy divided in two’, well this The year is early! In the North, precipitation will also be associated with a significant drop in temperatures, especially from tomorrow, from gusts of wind, storms and hail. The bad weather will also affect the Center with the same characteristics between Thursday and Friday, while in the South the temperatures will drop from the weekend but no significant storms or rains are expected. somewhere else. In the Center: prevailing sun and hot, intense in Sardinia and Lazio. In the South: sun and widespread heat. Thursday 18. In the North: intense storms. In the Center: it gets worse in Tuscany and in the Apennines with thunderstorms, many clouds elsewhere. In the South: sun and intense heat everywhere. Friday 19. In the North: still bad weather. In the Center: scattered thunderstorms, even intense ones. In the South: local storms in Puglia and the lower Tyrrhenian, the heat subsides. Trend. Sunny weekend with pleasant temperatures.