Bologna, July 17, 2023 – Increasing temperatures in city and in flat areas. If in June we had to deal with continuing weather alerts for storms, now it is the muggy and abnormal heat that worries. While one wonders how long it can last and what can be health risksCivil Protection has triggered a new weather alert in Emilia Romagna.
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An ongoing critical issue from midnight on July 18 and for 24 hours, until July 19. Are provided maximum temperatures above 38 degrees during the regional plainwith the exception of the coastal strip.
Specifically, the provinces involved in the yellow alert for high temperatures are all those in the region (therefore Piacenza, Parma, Reggio Emilia, Modena, Bologna, Ferrara, Ravenna, Forlì-Cesena and Rimini), but in flat strips.
Sultry heat and boiling temperatures are also expected on July 18 and 19.
When is the peak expected?
Peaks of up to 40 degrees are also expected on July 19, with maximum temperatures between 38 and 39 degrees tomorrow July 18. Most likely there will be a break from Thursday 20 July with high-altitude flows of Atlantic origin which will favor conditions of temporary instability in the alpine sector.
there may be temporary even in the plain near the Po, in a context of mostly clear or slightly cloudy weather. Temperatures will drop 3-4 degrees on Thursday and then they will tend to remain at maximum values close to 33/35 degrees in the low areas and around 30 degrees along the coast. Nighttime temperatures also dropped slightly, more markedly in rural areas.
Record heat in the Po Valley
The climatologist of the Cnrs de Paris, Davide Faranda, confirms that the extreme heat of these days will mainly affect the plains, who informs the Dire agency: “The areas in the interior of the Sicilyfrom the sardinia and the po valley are the favorites for break temperature records in the coming days“.
“These temperatures are not typical of the normal Mediterranean climate – added the scholar – because climate change and CO2 emissions are the main cause. The IPCC (Intergovernmental Group of Experts on Climate Change) report had already anticipated that from the longer heat waves and intensity would have multiplied and will multiply again”. A climatic situation, according to Faranda, which “will last throughout the current week and will probably continue until the end of the month“.
Forecasts and temperatures
Tomorrow, July 18, the sky will be mostly clear. But the temperatures are rising. with conditions of bioclimatic discomfort. While the minimum will travel between 23/24 degrees in the western sector and 25/26 degrees in the central-eastern sector and on the coast; maximums are expected around 33/34 degrees in the coastal strip and around 38/39 degrees widely about him plains AND foothills band.
HE winds weak will be variable in the morning, tending to be from the east in the afternoon in the central-eastern flat areas with reinforcements of breeze on the coast, south in the reliefs and west sector.
These conditions will be maintained for the day of July 19, but there will also be possible peaks 40 degrees. The minimum will fluctuate around 24/26 degrees in urban centers and along the coast, a few degrees less in rural areas. maxims widely around 38/39 degrees in the low areas and at the foot of the hills with possible peaks of 40 degrees, around 35 degrees in the coastal strip.