Temperatures in the coming days could set new benchmarks over areas of southern Europe and north-west Africa due to a heatwave currently sweeping across these regions.
Temperatures are forecast to climb over 40 degrees Celsius (104 degrees Fahrenheit) in many regions of Spain, France, Greece, Croatia, and Turkey.
Italy’s temperatures could soar as high as 48.8 degrees Celsius (119.8 degrees Fahrenheit). Ten towns, including Florence and Rome, are included in the amber alert warning that has been issued.
According to the local media in Italy, the worker, who was 44 years old, had been painting zebra crossing lines in the town of Lodi, which is close to Milan, before he passed out from the heat. He was rushed to the hospital, but he passed away there a short time later.
An Italian politician named Nicola Fratoianni tweeted, “We are facing an unbearable heatwave.”
“Perhaps it is the case that in the hottest hours, all of the useful precautions are taken to avoid tragedies like the one that occurred in Lodi today,” the author writes. “But maybe not.”
Heat stroke has already taken the lives of several visitors visiting the country, including a guy from the United Kingdom who passed out in front of the Colosseum in Rome.
In the coming days, extraordinary circumstances are anticipated as a result of the heatwave that has been given the name “Cerberus” by the Italian Meteorological Society, which took the name from the three-headed monster that appears in Dante’s Inferno.
Temperatures will reach their highest point on Friday, according to the Met Office, and according to media, significant portions of southern Europe might witness temperatures in the low to mid 40s, and possibly even higher.
Temperatures in Prague, the Czech capital, could reach as high as 36 degrees Celsius ( which is 96.8 degrees Fahrenheit) on Saturday, according to media. This is a significant increase from the average temperature of 24 degrees Celsius (75.8 degrees Fahrenheit) for the month of July.
In the month of August 2021, a temperature of 48.8 degrees Celsius (119.8 degrees Fahrenheit) was recorded near Syracuse, which is located on the Italian island of Sicily.
Last year’s heat wave was responsible for the deaths of more than 60,000 individuals across Europe. It is feared that this heatwave will contribute to the deaths of many more people this summer.
The experts agree that there is a trend toward an increase in the frequency of periods of very hot weather, and that due to climate change, it is now considered normal to encounter temperatures that break records.
According to European Centre for the Medium-Range Weather Forecasts, June of this year was the hottest month ever recorded anywhere in the world.