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Milan, Italy, recorded a new record high average daily air temperature of 33 degrees Celsius on Wednesday, the Lombardy Regional Environmental Agency (ARPA Lombardia) reported on Friday. It was the hottest day since records were recorded in 1763.

On Wednesday, August 23, the average daily temperature in Milan was 33 degrees Celsius. It surpassed the previous record of 32.8 degrees Celsius recorded on August 11, 2003. August 23 was the hottest day since the Milano Brera weather station began recording temperatures in 1763.

The new record in Milan also concerns the daily minimum temperature. On Thursday, August 24, in the middle of the night, the thermometers did not go below 28.9 degrees Celsius.

The hottest days of summer in Italy

On Wednesday, the maximum temperature in Milan reached 37.8 degrees Celsius. However, this is not a heat record for this city. It fell on August 11, 2003. Thermometers then showed 38.3 degrees C. Wednesday August 23 and Thursday August 24 were the hottest days of this summer also in the rest of Lombardy. Maximum temperatures reached 39 degrees C in Cremona and Pavia, 38 degrees C in Mantua, Como and Brescia, 37 degrees C in Bergamo and Sondrio. In the Alps, from August 19, temperatures at an altitude of 2,200 meters exceed 20 degrees C every day, and at an altitude of 3,000 meters maximum values ​​of up to 16 degrees C are recorded.

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