Italy split in two from the weather point of view. As early as Monday 24 May “our country will find itself in the middle of the battlefield between two important meteorological figures: on the one hand we will have the African anticyclone which will cause an intense heat wave, on the other hand an Atlantic perturbation capable of unleashing heavy rains and even local storms “, explain the experts of the site www.iLMeteo.it. Already during the weekend “the African anticyclone will be able to expand to invade a large part of the Mediterranean basin, with immediate effects on the weather that will also affect the beginning of the new week. Monday 24 will be in particular in the Central South and the Sicily to experience the first true African blaze, with peaks that could easily reach 29/30 degrees in Rome, 31 ° C in Bari, 32 ° C in Naples “.” Be careful though – warns iLMeteo.it – the anticyclonic shield will not be able to defend our entire country, leaving our central-northern regions more uncovered once again. Therefore, a downward perturbation from Northern Europe will be able to destabilize the atmosphere by causing strong storms first over the Alpine arc in extension then to the nearby plains of Piedmont, Lombardy, Veneto and Friuli Venezia Giulia. Given the great amount of energy involved and the strong thermal / hygrometric contrasts, we do not exclude the possibility of real storms. Rains are also expected in Emilia Romagna, Liguria and upper Tuscany “. At least until Thursday 27” we will then have further unstable notes on alpine areas and nearby plains, in the form of thunderstorms, especially between afternoon and evening, rather typical of this time of year, due to the lack of a stable and granite high pressure figure. Different speech on the rest of Italy where we will experience weather conditions with a summer flavor with temperatures well above the reference climatic averages. The rest of the week will be full of sunshine on most of the sectors, with practically summer thermal values, thanks to the now more decisive comeback of the high pressure of sub-tropical origin that will be able to embrace practically all of Italy “.