Venerdì, 19 Ottobre 2018
ROME

Italian temperatures 'exceptional' but not at 2003 levels

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(ANSA) - Rome, August 20 - Whilst exceptional, the
temperatures Italy has experienced in the past few months do not
match those suffered by the nation in 2003, when they reached
the highest levels in two centuries.
"That year, between the months of May and August, we
experienced the highest temperatures since 1800," said Michele
Brunetti, of the Institute of Atmospheric Science and Climate.
"The high temperatures in 2003 were much more persistent:
the result was an exceptional situation that dragged on for
months."
The Institute of Atmospheric Science and Climate is a unit
of Italy's public-funded Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche
(Cnr) thinktank.
The comparable data could be revised in early September,
when a complete set of August temperature data will be
available.
"This year, we have suffered from two and a half months of
penetrating heat as a result of travelling anticyclones arriving
in Italy from Africa," Brunetti added.
"Today's situation is very different from that of 2003,
when the heat waves rose up from the Mediterranean into Northern
Europe."

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