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Record heat on Saturday, 22 cities with the red badge


The bulletin of the Ministry of Health raises the heat alarm. From Bologna to Rome, from Messina to Cagliari passing through Naples, the thermometer rises all over the boot. Over the weekend Rome and Florence at 40 degrees. Cooler in the North tomorrow. (HANDLE)

Twenty-two cities with the red label for the risk of heat had never seen each other this year.

This is what should happen on Saturday, when the bulletin of the Ministry of Health indicates with

level 3

, the maximum and for the whole population (on a scale starting from 0) the urban centers of Ancona, Bari, Bologna, Bolzano, Brescia, Cagliari, Campobasso, Catania, Civitavecchia, Florence, Frosinone, Latina, Messina, Naples, Palermo, Perugia, Pescara, Reggio Calabria, Rieti, Rome, Trieste and Viterbo.

Today and tomorrow there are 19 red stickers (Bolzano, Brescia and Trieste are still orange, the level that indicates hot risk only for the most fragile).

Among the other cities, Turin, Venice and Genoa will remain yellow (pre-alert conditions of a heat wave) until Saturday, while Milan and Verona will remain yellow again tomorrow, and on Saturday they will turn orange.

The map of Italy drawn by the stickers therefore sees,

today and tomorrow, fresher in the North


And on Saturday 3 cities (of the 27 taken into consideration by the ministry bulletin) in the north will 'breathe' more:

Turin, Venice and Genoa with the yellow sticker, while Milan and Verona will be in orange


Heat waves, the Ministry of Health notes on its website, occur when very high temperatures are recorded for several consecutive days, often associated with high humidity, strong solar radiation and lack of ventilation.

These climatic conditions, notes the ministry, "can represent

a risk to the health

of the population".

Even the weather forecasts speak of an increase in heat over the weekend:

in Rome and Florence

, according to Andrea Garbinato, meteorologist of, temperatures of

39-40 degrees

and peaks of 42 degrees are expected in the inland areas of Umbria. Lazio and Abruzzo.

The peak, based on mathematical models, is expected for July 4th, then temperatures could return to drop as early as the following day.

Source: ansa

All life articles on 2022-06-30

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