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Climate agency looks into record-high temperature in Italy

Guglielmo Mangiapane, Reuters

Posted at Aug 13 2021 09:13 AM | Updated as of Aug 19 2021 11:13 AM

Climate agency looking into Italy’s record heat

A woman fills up a bottle at the Barcaccia fountain near the Spanish Steps in Rome during a heatwave across Italy on Thursday. The World Meteorological Organization is investigating reports of a possible new European temperature record of 48.8 degrees Celsius on Siracusa island located in Sicily, Italy, as parts of Europe experience searing heat during the summer months.