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Number of heatwave red warning cities rising to 22-English

(ANSA)-Rome, June 30-Ministry of Health sets the number of red light metropolitan cities to increase from 19 on Thursday and Friday to 22 on Saturday against the current heat wave that Italy is enduring. Said it was done.
When a city is at a red light, it means that the ministry sees it as a threat to the entire population, not just the group of people whose heat is considered vulnerable.
The 22 cities are Ancona, Bali, Bologna, Bolzano, Brescia, Caliari, Campobasso, Catania, Civitavecchia, Florence, Frosinone, Latina, Messina, Naples, Palermo, Perugia, Pescara, Reggio Calabria, Riesti, Rome, Trieste and Viterbo. is.
A heat wave that is well above the seasonal average and reaches a peak of 40 ° C on the thermometer.
Even though summer has just begun, it is the latest in the series that has already hit Italy this year.
Current heat waves have exacerbated the country’s drought crisis, which comes 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.
According to scientists, more frequent and intense heat waves are one of the consequences of human-induced climate change. (ANSA).

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