A wave of bad weather killed at least three people in the central and northern part of Italy, according to Italian media reports on Sunday.

Some parts of the country experienced a sudden wave of storms and rains after scorching days.

A 27-year-old woman was killed after a strong wind lifted her car and smashed it against the road in Fiumicino town of Rome, the reports said.

A body belonging to a 72-year-old man was found near Arezzo city in eastern Tuscany, early Sunday. The man is thought to be lost due to the strong winds.

In the northern Italian city of Bolzano, a Norwegian woman (45), who was struck by lightning while taking part in a mountain race, died at the hospital.

As the heavy rains continued throughout the night, some subway stations and houses in Rome were also flooded, the reports added.