An Italian summer is finally on its way

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Tourists during a heatwave in Rome last summer. Photo: Filippo Monteforte/AFP
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After a turbulent few weeks of weather, summer is finally on its way.

But not before a few stormy days in the centre-north...

Then from Wednesday, temperatures in the centre-south will start to creep up, reaching up to 34 degrees Celsius in some places and as high as 42 in parts of Sicily.

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The north will not be spared the effects of the so-called Scipio, an anticyclone that will travel up from Africa over the coming days, either, with temperatures in the north-west regions reaching highs of 27 degrees Celsius from Thursday.

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All of this comes ahead of the official start of summer, which this years begins on June 20th. 

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