read news reports, italy had one of the hottest periods on record this year!
i can assure you it was very hot! and this is coming from someone who lives in one of the hottest places on earth.
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Record temperatures could mean Italy going tropical: weather office
ROME (AFP) Jul 02, 2003
Italy is becoming increasingly hot with average June temperatures at their highest in more than half-a-century, suggesting the country's climate may be going tropical, the national meteorological bureau said Wednesday.
Rome broke its 1782 historic record on June 10, reaching 34.8 degrees Celsius (95 Fahrenheit), with an average 32.2 degrees Celsius (90 Fahrenheit) compared to 29 degrees Celsius (84 Fahrenheit) last year.
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FunFlyer, do you see a U in the name Qantas?
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