Italy gets first hint of summer with a hot, perfect weekend

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The Italy we know and love. Photo: 3BMeteo/The Local
12:38 CEST+02:00
The whole of Italy will be drenched in sunshine this weekend as temperatures creep up to as high as 29 degrees Celsius.

After more than a week of inclement weather, which brought heavy rain and wind to most of the peninsular – even forcing Naples to cancel its pizza world-record challenge last weekend – sunshine and warmth are finally on the way.

Northern regions will still experience some bad weather on Thursday and Friday, but by Saturday temperatures across the north will reach highs of 28 degrees Celsius.

Saturday might bring a brief storm to Salento and Calabria, but for the most part temperatures in the southern regions will hover in the mid-20s, while in the centre there'll be highs of 28.

Sunday will be the perfect beach day, according to, with temperatures ranging from highs of 26 degrees Celsius in Sardinia to 29 in Sicily.   

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