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Italy points pink alert heatwave warning for 14 cities

Europe in midst of record-breaking heatwave.

The Italian well being ministry has issued a most ‘pink alert’ warning for 9 cities on Wednesday, rising to 14 on Thursday as a consequence of an intense heatwave, with temperatures set to tip 40°C.

The cities included within the ‘bollino rosso‘ warning on Wednesday 20 July are Bologna, Bolzano, Brescia, Florence, Genoa, Latina, Perugia, Rieti and Rome.

On Thursday 21 July one other 5 cities can be added to the Degree 3 pink alert record: Campobasso, Frosinone, Milan, Turin and Viterbo.

The ‘bollino rosso‘ signifies emergency circumstances with potential unfavorable results on not simply the aged, sick or very younger, but additionally on wholesome and lively individuals.

The excessive warmth comes as northern Italy battles a water disaster brought on by the worst drought in 70 years amid a record-breaking heatwave in Europe.

The well being ministry recommends avoiding publicity to the solar and outside exercise in the course of the day, in addition to advising individuals to drink loads of water, eat frivolously and protect their medicine correctly.

Babies and pets ought to by no means be left in automobiles, even for a a short while, and other people ought to verify on aged neighbours residing alone. Canine needs to be walked early within the morning or at evening and given plenty of water to drink.

For full particulars see well being ministry web site. Photograph credit score: Vereshchagin Dmitry /



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