I know I’ve mentioned before how hot this summer in Italy is supposed to get and mentioned a few tips for staying cool in the Italian heat, but allow me a moment to reiterate this information with some new stories I’ve seen recently:
- This past April, when temperatures made it feel like Summer instead of Spring, was the hottest April on record since 1800.
- People should expect a hot and dry summer, according to experts, with “no significant rain until August,” and the rain that comes will probably be below normal levels. So in addition to hotter temperatures, there is even more cause for worry about droughts throughout the country.
- National health officials have come up with a plan to deal with the record heat that’s being predicted for the summer, but it’s not going to change the temperature. If you are someone who is at risk for health problems due to high heat, do what you can to avoid becoming ill from the heat.
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