Come state? Al riparo dal caldo, spero.
I was in Florence in the early 2000s when there was an alarming heatwave where the temperature stayed at or near 33°C (91.4°F) for a long stretch. It was remembered for years later, particularly in the wine world because these vintages weren’t great due to the excessive heat.
Last week temperatures in Florence reached 42°C (107.6
°F) and along with humidity, the perceived temperature was 45°C (113°F). Aside from the obvious climate emergency - it's TBD for the 2022 vintage in Chianti.
I find this list of caldo (hot) vocabulary and expressions necessary for times like these:
Che caldo! It’s hot!
Avere caldo To be hot
A sangue caldo (with hot blood) in the heat of the moment
Caldo bestia (beastly heat): It’s stinking hot
Un periodo caldo (a hot time): A busy time
Ondata di caldo: Heatwave
A botte calda (a hot hit): to be shocked/surprised by something
I hope that everyone is staying cool, if not in the AC then on the beach!