Italy’s heatwave set to break as storms forecast in the north

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Italy’s heatwave set to break as storms forecast in the north
Italy's heatwave should come to a close this weekend as bad weather is forecast to reach the country on Saturday. Photo: Vincenzo Pinto/AFP

Italy’s heatwave is expected to recede from this weekend, as a cold weather front sweeping in from northern Europe brings intense rainfall and lower temperatures.


Italy should soon see the end of the third heatwave of the summer, according to the latest forecasts, after up to two weeks of hot and sticky weather in some areas.

A cold front sweeping in from northern Europe will reach the north-west of the country on Saturday, resulting in scattered storms and a two- to three-degree drop in daytime temperatures, weather website Il Meteo said on Friday.

Stormy conditions were then expected to hit the remaining northern and central regions between Sunday and Monday. 

Many areas of northern and central Italy were expected to be hit by rainstorms of "medium or strong intensity", with daytime temperatures likely to drop below the 25C mark, according to forecats. 

Unstable weather conditions were is forecast to reach southern regions on Tuesday morning, with most Tyrrhenian-facing areas expected to see localised rainstorms during the day.

Though temperatures may not decrease as markedly in the south as elsewhere in the country, local readings in all southern regions should still sit well below 30C on Tuesday.


The cool weather front was forecast to stick around until Wednesday, meaning more stable weather conditions should return to the country by the end of Thursday. 

Temperatures in most parts of the peninsula were forecast to remain in line with seasonal averages as the calendar flips to September.

Note: This article was edited on August 28th to remove references to "bad weather".


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