Italy heatwave peaks with 16 cities on red alert as Tuscany burns

Italy faced the hottest day of the current heatwave Friday with red extreme heat warnings issued for 16 cities across the country, as firefighters battled…Continue readingItaly heatwave peaks with 16 cities on red alert as Tuscany burns

Italy declares state of emergency in five regions over drought

Italy is facing an unusually early heatwave and a lack of rainfall, particularly in the northern agricultural Po valley, which has been hit by its…Continue readingItaly declares state of emergency in five regions over drought

34 inches (864mm) of rain in 24 hours across parts of Northern Italy

Rossiglione, Italy, ended up with 34.8 inches (883.8 mm) of rainfall over 24 hours, equivalent to 82.9 percent of the city’s average annual rainfall. In…Continue reading34 inches (864mm) of rain in 24 hours across parts of Northern Italy

Highest recorded temperature of 48.8˚C in Europe apparently logged in Sicily

The highest temperature in European history appears to have been recorded in Italy during a heatwave sweeping the country, with early reports suggesting a high…Continue readingHighest recorded temperature of 48.8˚C in Europe apparently logged in Sicily