Climate: Many cities with red lights as heat waves intensify-English

(ANSA)-Rome, June 28-Twelve of Italy’s 27 largest cities, including Rome, Florence, Naples and Palermo, have been hit by the Ministry of Health on Tuesday due to heat waves that have pushed temperatures well above the seasonal average. At a thermometer that reached a peak of 40 ° C, which was turned red by.

The number of red alerts is set to rise to 19 on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, Italy’s Emilia-Romagna, Liguria, Lombardy, Piedmont, Tuscany, Trentino Alto Adige, Valdaosta and Veneto regions are preparing for the stormy waves that are expected to hit the north.

Despite the beginning of summer, the latest heat waves in the series that hit Italy already this year exacerbated the country’s drought crisis after months of low rainfall and a very dry winter.

The Italian civil protection sector could not rule out water distribution during the day because of the drought, which is causing major agricultural problems.

Civil Protection Director Fabrizio Crusio told Sky Tg24 on Monday that Poe, Italy’s longest river, has up to 80% less water than usual.

According to scientists, more frequent and intense droughts and heat waves are one of the consequences of human-induced climate change.


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