Italy’s Indian summer set to linger

The clocks may have gone back, but wintry weather will not be arriving in Italy any time soon.

Italy's Indian summer set to linger
People fled to the beach at Positano, Amalfi, over the weekend. Photo: Angela Giuffrida

A huge anticyclone over Europe is heralding a glorious Indian summer across the Italian peninsular.

The sunny weather is bringing temperatures of between five and seven degrees Celsius above the seasonal average, with daytime temperatures reaching 22-25 degrees Celsius across southern regions Il Meteo reported. 

Hardy Italians and tourists have even been spotted taking dips at the seaside.

The high pressure brought by the anticyclone is favouring the formation of fog – especially in the north east and across the low-lying Tuscan plains.

The sunny and stable weather will last for ten more days, with meteorologists saying it should be enjoyed while it lasts.

Current predictions will see a dramatic change in weather patterns nationwide on November 20th, when icy air from Russia is set to bring nighttime temperatures down to near zero or below across the country.

Meteorologists warn the sudden change could see snow causing chaos even in low-lying areas.