In north-western Italy there was unusually warm weather for December. The temperature in some parts of Piedmont rose to over 25 degrees Celsius on Saturday. Warm air and dry, gusty winds also favored the occurrence of fires.
A record temperature of over 25 degrees Celsius was recorded on Saturday in Piedmont, the regional environmental protection agency reported. The hottest was around Turin and Cuneo – in the town of Cumiana, thermometers showed as much as 25.2 degrees Celsius. The report on weather anomalies in the Alpine region was prepared based on the measurement of 105 thermometers located in various towns.
Fires in the Turin area
The high temperature was accompanied by dry, gusty winds. These conditions were conducive to starting a fire – on Sunday, firefighters from Piedmont fought fires near Turin, near the town of Pessineto. Teams of officers provided air support from firefighting planes and a helicopter.
On Saturday, during the day, apart from exceptional heat spikes, the average temperature in the region was 11.4 degrees Celsius, which is 9-10 degrees higher than usually recorded in the second half of December. As reported by local media, spring weather prevails almost everywhere, and in many places there is no snow and there is no hope for a white Christmas.
PAP, corriere.it, Vigili del Fuoco
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