The weather recently showed a drastic change in southern Italy, marking the end of summer and the beginning of a cooler autumn. Temperatures dropped by 8 to 10 degrees, a stark contrast to the peaks of 35 degrees or more recorded in Sicily.
Climate variations and heat return.
These temperature changes are seasonal, but the surprises are not over. Autumn has resumed its normal course, after weeks of uncontrolled anticyclone and above-average temperatures.
A new African heat wave
In the context of these climatic fluctuations, A new African heat wave will affect some Italian regions at the beginning of the week. A new low pressure over the Iberian Peninsula will cause a change in air circulation, temporarily bringing warm currents from North Africa.
Effects of African heat
This increase in temperature will be felt first in Sicily and Sardinia and then throughout the south. Between Monday and Tuesday temperatures could reach 30 degrees again, and even 31-32 degrees in northern Sicily. Therefore, Italy will be divided in two, since the arrival of heat will be caused by the advance of a disturbance.
Weather forecast for the end of October
Drop in temperatures and return of autumn weather
A new phase of bad weather is expected in Italy between Tuesday and Wednesday, with Temperatures that will inevitably drop in the middle of the week also in the south.. In other words, we will have typical autumn weather, after the temporary African heat wave.
Climate variations at European level
At the European level, next week will be characterized by a large Atlantic depression circulation that will bring a series of disturbances. However, there are some variations for Italythat in the second part of the week it will not be directly affected by the fronts that will pass a little further north.
The latest forecasts from the European Meteorological Center indicate a New expansion of the Afro-Mediterranean anticyclone towards Italy and the Mediterranean starting on the last weekend of October.. This could lead to a new phase of stability and warmth, especially in the Central-South.
Therefore, the reopening of the Atlantic Gate may not last long and once again the anticyclone could hinder the last period of the month. The trend is not yet clear, but we do not exclude that the autumn could suffer a new slowdown.
In conclusion, the weather continues to surprise us with its fluctuations, between African heat waves and the return of autumn weather. We will continue to monitor the situation and provide updates.