Capetonians may be bundling up and bracing themselves for another cold front, which will hit on Thursday, August 12, expected to leave us shivering into the weekend; Europe is having somewhat of a different summer.
Hold your Bibles close and head to church this Sunday because Lucifer appears to be wreaking havoc in Italy. Or at least, that’s what Italy has dubbed the latest weather phenomenon to hit the island of Sicily. If you thought temperatures in the Cape Winelands were unbearable, you may want to rethink this notion with a record high of 48.8-degrees Celsius sweeping across the island.
The record temperatures have been caused by an anticyclone, resulting in wildfires that have destroyed trees and threatened homes, states Sky News. Other parts of Italy have also been experiencing similar weather, with the capital city of Rome recording highs of 40-degrees.
Meanwhile, 100 South African firefighters have been deployed to Canada to aid the North American country as they batter their own record-breaking heatwave, according to the Working on Fire programme.