In the province of Syracuse in the south-east of Sicily, a record temperature was recorded not only for Italy, but also for all of Europe, ANSA reports. The thermometer column there rose to 48.8 degrees Celsius.
The record was put at the time of the European territories of Anticyclone “Lucifer” from Africa. The “hellish” phenomenon brought with him not only a bake, but also high humidity.
The previous heat record in Europe was installed in 1977 – the temperature in Athens then rose to 48 degrees.