Even dinosaurs flock to the beach in Italy's heatwave

A man wearing an inflatable T-rex costume was seen calmly paddling on his surf board among the non-reptilian beachgoers.

With temperatures heading towards 40 degrees celsius in Sicily, Palermo citizens flocked to the local beaches of Sferracavallo and Mondello to enjoy the sunny weather and to beat the heat, some chilling on inflatable donuts, others braving the sizzling temperatures playing soccer on the beach.

The Italian weather agency advised people to drink plenty of water, eat cool dishes and avoid physical exertion.