Italian health ministry places Rome at the highest heat risk level.
As Italy’s heatwave intensifies, the Italian health ministry has put Rome on red alert on 24,25 and 26 July, according to news agency ANSA.
The City of Rome has been classified as “Level 3-Red”, the health ministry’s highest heat risk level, along with Frosinone, Pescara, and Campobasso.
From 24 July the warning will be applied to a further 12 Italian cities: Bari, Bologna, Bolzano, Brescia, Cagliari, Florence, Latina, Milan, Naples, Perugia, Rieti, and Viterbo. Temperatures of around 42 degrees Celcius are forecast for the end of the week.
The ongoing drought has led to water shortages and wildfires across the country and has also had a devastating effect on the nation’s farming sector…