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27 Jun 2019 | 02:56 PM UTC

Italy: Heatwave forecast nationwide June 27-29

Italy News Alert

Officials issue heatwave warning for major cities in Italy June 27-29; drink fluids and avoid outdoor and strenuous activities

TIMEFRAME expected from 6/27/2019, 12:00 AM until 6/30/2019, 11:59 PM (Europe/Rome). COUNTRY/REGION Italy

Event

The Italian Ministry of Health has issued heatwave warnings for several major cities between Thursday, June 27, and Saturday, June 29, including in Milan, Turin, Bologna, Venice, Florence, Rome, and Naples. The heatwave is expected to bring temperatures as high as 43°C (109°F). Another heatwave is expected to affect the south of the country from Thursday, July 4, through Sunday, July 7, with temperatures as high 40°C (104°F) in the Campania and Puglia regions, as well as Sardinia and Sicily.

Context

Meteorologists predict above average temperatures through August.

Advice

Individuals in Italy are advised to monitor local weather reports, avoid strenuous activities or spending time outdoors, particularly during midday, wear loose-fitting clothing, drink plenty of water and avoid dehydrating liquids, such as alcoholic, sugary, or caffeinated drinks, and seek immediate medical attention if exhibiting symptoms of heat stroke, such as nausea, confusion, headache, rapid and strong pulse, and dry skin.

 

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