Southern Italy will feel the same effect by Monday or Tuesday, according to weather reports.
“The disturbance between Monday and Tuesday will bring some thunderstorms to the central-southern regions and a temperature drop, with the end of intense heat almost everywhere except in some sectors of the extreme south,” writes ilmeteo.it
Temperatures in most southern and central parts of Italy are set to reach the mid-30s by Saturday and Sunday, before dropping to the high 20s by Tuesday.
Forecasters also warned that high winds across many coastal areas are possible early next week.
The sudden change is set to end a long and sticky August, during which temperatures have regularly been in the high 30s across the country.
Into next week, “a rise in pressure will guarantee generally beautiful and stable weather, with rising temperatures, but without the intense heat,” according to ilmeteo.it.