CATANZARO – The regional civil protection has issued the yellow alert message over the whole region. Scattered to widespread precipitation is expected, including downpours or thunderstorms, especially on the Tyrrhenian slopes of mountainous areas.
Furthermore, strong winds or storms are expected from the southern quadrants, on the Apennine ridges, tending to rotate from the west/northwest. Possible storm surges on the coasts.
Furthermore, it is possible thunderstorm phenomena that could evolve into even persistent downpours, with significant consequences and flooding phenomena in correspondence with rivers with a catchment area of significant size.
The African anticyclone comes back in the middle of the week
The winter season, which has been somewhat subdued up to now, seems to have recovered from the torpor it had fallen into in the second part of the month of December: in fact, over the weekend the rains returned to the central-northern regions, with the snow peeped over the Alps, sometimes even copious. During the week the meteorological scenario will continue to remain rather unstable, however before a new, fleeting comeback of the African anticyclone. Antonio Sanò, director and founder of the website www.ilmeteo.it, communicates that today a vortex full of bad weather will move towards the southern regions: in the morning, last rains on the Northeast, while the bulk of the phenomena is expected on Lazio, Campania and Calabria. According to the latest updates, up to 70 mm of rain is expected in 24 hours (70 liters per square metre). At the same time, furious winds will blow over these sectors and throughout the middle and lower Adriatic, first from Ponente and then Libeccio, especially from the era and during Tuesday. Mistral with gusts up to almost 100 km/h.
Tuesday 10 January some rain will still be possible on the southern peninsular regions and on Sicily; elsewhere, however, the meteorological scenario will gradually stabilize, even if temperatures will drop during the night hours due to the strong winds from the northern quadrants. A fleeting comeback of the African anticyclone is expected in the middle of the week, which will conquer the lost space, extending over the Mediterranean basin thus ensuring greater atmospheric stability with increasing temperatures especially in the maximum values. But it won’t last long.