Il infernal heat doesn't it let you sleep at night? Would you like to cool off with a nice swim in the sea but are forced to work in the office? Rejoice, it could be much worse! Yes, because basically the average temperatures of 34-36 ° C in the main Italian cities are not so scary if compared with those recorded in the past. In fact, history teaches us that more than once national thermometers have crossed the 40 ° C threshold!
It is no coincidence that Sicily holds the record for the highest temperature ever recorded in Europe in an inhabited municipality!
But what are they the hottest cities in Italy ever? Let's find out together ...
The hottest cities in Italian history
Le highest maximum temperatures ever recorded in Italy date back to two particular vintages, 1962 and 1999. It was precisely during those summer seasons (July-August) that record peaks were reached throughout Italy, especially in the southern regions. The hottest cities ever are all belonging to the Sicily region.
Here is the top 15!
- Catenanuova in the Province of Enna: 48.5 ° - August 10, 1999
- Monreale in the Province of Palermo: 48.0 ° 10 August 1999
- Noto in the Province of Syracuse: 48.0 ° - August 10, 1999
- riesi in the Province of Caltanissetta: 47.1 ° - August 9, 1999
- Bompensiere in the Province of Caltanissetta: 47.0 ° - August 9, 1999
- Lentini in the Province of Syracuse: 47.0 ° - August 10, 1999
- Paceco in the Province of Trapani: 47.0 ° - August 9, 1999
- Licata in the Province of Agrigento: 46,9 ° - July 12, 1962
- Catania in the Province of Catania: 46,7 ° - July 12, 1962
- Viagrande in the Province of Catania: 46.3 ° - August 10, 1999
- scillato in the Province of Palermo: 46.1 ° - August 10, 1999
- Delia in the Province of Caltanissetta: 46.0 ° - August 9, 1999
- ispica in the Province of Ragusa: 46.0 ° - August 10, 1999
- Caltanissetta in the Province of Caltanissetta: 45.9 ° - August 9, 1999
- Canicattini Bathrooms in the Province of Syracuse: 45.7 ° - August 10, 1999
Fun Fact: The hottest city today!
We have seen which are the hottest municipalities in history, but today who holds the record of the hottest city?
For the updated rankings, we refer you to two sites:
- Ranking hottest cities (Data collected yesterday) -
- Hottest cities forecasts for the next 7 days -
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