Summer has come suddenly in many parts of the country, with temperatures shooting into the early 30s in recent days after a cool, wet spring. Temperatures are set to remain in the early to mid 30s – above the seasonal average – throughout the weekend. READ ALSO:The heatwave is triggered by warm currents of air moving up from North Africa, picking up humidity as they cross the Mediterranean and creating sultry conditions in southern Europe. 2019 is proving a year of extreme weather for Italy, with an exceptionally warm winter followed by freak storms, floods and even hail in early June. Parts of northern Italy have seen heavy rain, thunder and hailstorms as recently as this week.
Source: The North Africa Journal June 12, 2019 09:00 UTC