The current African anticyclone is called Nero leading to the arrival of Phase 3 summer 2023, brings with it negative effects. Temperatures are expected to rise, starting a significant rise on Friday, August 18 and reaching their peak over the weekend. After a brief initial break this month, extraordinary heat is returning to Italy, with all the consequences we are now familiar with. One of the major concerns is probably represented by the freezing point, which is expected to cross the 5,000 m threshold in the coming days: an extremely significant threat to the Italian glaciers, which are already melting at a rapid rate.
With the arrival of Nero, these are the cities where there will be record heat!
An anticyclone named Nero originated in the sub-Saharan region, which has strengthened over the past week en route to the Iberian Peninsula. As of now, it has reached Italy and its impact is already on. The northern regions are also expected to experience heat extremes up to 40°C for at least 10 days. The first days of record will likely be August 18 and 19, with five cities (Bologna, Bolzano, Brescia, Florence and Perugia) affected by the red dot, as reported by the daily bulletin of the Ministry of Health.
Temperatures will continue to rise over the weekend, including in Rome and other cities in the centre, as well as Pavia, Alessandria and Rovigo. Thermal readings could vary between 37 and 39 °C, with higher values in Sardinia, and could even reach 40 °C as early as next week. Warm air will be felt especially in the rooms Po Valley and regions of TuscanyWhereas in the south it may be slightly less.
Some storms can occur, especially in the areas of the Alps and Apennines, especially in the areas of Cadore and Carnia. However, as the days go by and the temperature rises, the frequency of these events will gradually decrease.
According to predictions it seems that a short break This could come around 26 August, coinciding with the arrival of an already active Atlantic disturbance over the United Kingdom. In this scenario, intense storms and heavy rainfall are expected, with consequences and potential damage. Looking at the trends for summer 2023, it’s hard to question the impact of climate change.
July is the hottest month on record
The month of July in 2023 set a new record as the warmest period in terms of global mean temperature. This information was made official by the World Meteorological Organization and the Copernicus Climate Change Service. During the first 23 days of the month, the global average temperature value reached 16,95°C, This is markedly higher than 16.63°C recorded in July 2019, which was the all time record.
Furthermore, during the month of July 2023, the critical threshold for +1.5°C temperature rise was several times higher than in the pre-industrial era. This value represents the limit that UN countries have set for themselves, within which the consequences of climate change should be more manageable.
In the first week of July 2023, an unprecedented event was recorded: it was declared the hottest week ever recorded globally. This news was communicated by the United Nations, which underlined that we are now in a completely new situation and we expect more heat records in the coming months. The main driver of this thermal increase is El Niño, a climate phenomenon that causes the waters of the Pacific Ocean to warm significantly.
In fact, in four days, this happened three times. Earth’s average surface temperature exceeded, Reaching a peak of 17.23°C. This increase is attributed to the powerful effect of El Nino.