Update 2019-06-28: On Thursday (28 June) several people died as a result of the heat wave. In the northern and northeastern parts of the country the highest alarm level is valid, as temperatures of up to 42 degrees have to be expected. For the weekend temperatures of at least 40°C were forecast nationwide.
2019-06-26: On Wednesday (26 June), Italian weather authorities warned of a heatwave with top temperatures over 40 degree Celsius. Wide parts of the country are affected, extreme temperatures are forecast to be reached in the low lying areas of Piedmont. The heatwave is forecast to continue until at least Tuesday (02 July).
Travellers are advised to limit their outdoor activities, to drink sufficient amounts of liquids, and to wear light-coloured clothing made from cotton, as well as to avoid alcohol and high-fat food. There is also an increased risk of wildfires.
2019-06-26: The German Weather Service warns of a heat wave that could lead to temperatures of more than 40°C on Wednesday (26 June). The eastern, southern, western and central parts of the country are affected.
2018-05-22: In the Pakistani city of Karachi high temperatures of more than 40 degrees Celsius have killed more than 60 people. According to media reports, the heat wave may continue until Thursday (24 May), which could result in further deaths. On Monday (21 May), the temperatures reached 44 degrees Celsius. During a heat wave in 2015, approximately 2000 people died.