Italy braced for ‘Apocalisse4800’ heatwave


Europe is within the midst of a record-breaking heatwave.

Italy faces one other wave of intense warmth over the approaching days, pushed by an anticyclone which has seen sizzling air currents from north Africa sweep in throughout the nation.

The newest heatwave has been christened “Apocalisse4800” by Italian climate forecast web site, an “apocalyptic” reference to the heights the warmth might attain, resulting in fears of ice and snow melting in mountain glaciers as much as 4,800 metres in altitude.

The brand new wave of sizzling climate, which comes after Portugal registered a document 46.3°C on Wednesday, “will in all probability be one of the vital intense in historical past at a European degree”, stated meteorologist Andrea Garbinato, editor of

Temperatures are set to climb to 38/40°C within the coming days in lots of elements of Italy, together with the north which is battling the worst drought in 70 years, in accordance with Il Meteo.

Rome has issued a Stage 2 “orange” warmth warning for the weekend of 16-17 July, with civil safety authorities working a 24-hour hotline, tel 800854854.




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