Sicily has reported the best temperature ever recorded in Europe.
Syracuse, a metropolis on the southeast coast of the Italian island, noticed temperatures of 48.8C (119.8F) on Wednesday, in keeping with the Sicily area’s agriculture-meteorological data service (SIAS).
The very best temperature ever recorded on the European continent is 48C (118.4F), recorded in Athens in 1977.
The temperature in Sicily is but to be independently confirmed.
The World Meteorological Group (WMO) stated it might examine the studying.
Randy Cerveny, the company’s consultant for climate information, stated it was “suspicious, so we’re not going to make any speedy willpower”.
“It would not sound terribly believable,” Mr Cerveny added. “However we’re not going to dismiss it.”
WMO spokesperson Sylvie Castonguay additionally urged warning: “Excessive climate and local weather occasions are sometimes sensationalised and mischaracterised as ‘information’ earlier than they’ve been completely investigated and correctly validated.”
On its Fb web page, the SIAS stated it was the best temperature registered in the whole community because it was put in in 2002.
A heatwave pushed by sizzling air from North Africa has unfold throughout massive elements of the Mediterranean in the previous couple of days.