Lunedì, 24 Settembre 2018

2012 Italy's fourth hottest in 50 years


Rome, July 1 - Last year marked Italy's fourth
hottest since 1961, Italy's Institute for Environmental
Protection and Research (ISPRA) revealed on Monday.
Temperatures in 2012 were also above the norm for the 21st
year in a row, averaging 1.31C degrees higher than historic
temperatures, according to the eighth edition of the ISPRA
report "Climate Indicators in Italy".
Moreover, from 1981 to 2012, average temperatures have
increased 0.35C every decade.
But the hottest years of the last half century were 1994,
2000 and 2003, with temperatures averaging 1.35C to 1.38C
degrees above the country's climatic average, the report found.
In 2012, overall precipitation was 10% below the Italian
climatic average despite record cold and snow in February.
Every month in 2012 was hotter than average with the
exception of February and December.
In March 2012, northern Italian temperatures were up by
Central Italian temperatures in August rose 3.22C.
In June, temperatures in southern Italy and the Italian
islands were up 2.69C.
The number of 'summer' days, defined as having temperatures
above 25C, was higher than average for the thirteenth year in a
The report was based on climatic indicators gathered by a
national system of roughly 700 measurement stations throughout
the country.

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