Italy issues red alerts for 17 cities as heatwave intensifies

Italy is facing its third intense heatwave in just two months, prompting red alerts to be issued for 17 cities. A dozen cities, including Bologna, Florence, Rome, and Turin, were already placed under red alerts due to the extreme heat. An additional five cities, including Genoa and Venice, will join the red alert category on Wednesday. These alerts signify the highest level of heat risk, urging even the young and healthy to avoid sun exposure between 10 am and 6 pm. Temperatures are soaring, with several major cities like Rome and Florence already reaching 38 degrees Celsius and expected to hit 40 degrees Celsius on Thursday.

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The scorching summer sun’s intensity has prompted these precautions, as authorities are concerned about the well-being of residents. The heatwave is particularly severe, leading to storm warnings in the southern regions of Calabria, Basilicata, and Sicily.

Italian cities are grappling with extreme temperatures, resulting in a series of red alerts due to the ongoing punishing heatwave. Initially affecting twelve cities, including Bologna, Florence, and Rome, the red alerts have expanded to seventeen cities. The alerts, in place from 10 am to 6 pm, caution people to avoid sun exposure. Even those in good health are advised to take precautions.

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