Milan registers its warmest day since 1763. Milan in northern Italy set a new record high for the highest average daily temperature on Wednesday when it hit 33 degrees Celsius (91.4 degrees Fahrenheit). This occurred when a heatwave that began around mid-Aug reached its climax, as the Regional Environmental Protection Agency (ARPA) reported on Friday.
Since 1763, when the Milano Brera meteorological station first began keeping records of temperatures, this was the hottest day ever recorded there. On August 11, 2003, Milan established its previous high temperature record of 32.8 degrees Celsius. During July, the Italian capital city of Rome reached a record-high temperature of 41.8 degrees Celsius (°C). This summer, most of southern Europe was scorched by high temperatures, which contributed to the spread of wildfires, prompted governments to issue health warnings, and prevented many tourists from enjoying their vacations.
According to a statement released by ARPA, the 23rd and 24th of August have been the warmest days of the entire summer in the entirety of the Lombardy area, which surrounds Milan. Several towns have registered peak temperatures that are higher than 40 degrees Celsius.
According to the report, the Italian Alps were also affected by the “intense and abnormal” temperatures.
However, according to the agency, the heatwave will soon come to an end, and it will be followed by intense thunderstorms and a significant decrease in temperature of up to 10 to 15 degrees Celsius early next week.