Bad weather does not leave Italy and, in some areas, it is frightening. The images that arrive of the Marches – where there are dead, wounded and missing – are terrible. The damage count is only at the beginning and the rescue machine is in action, with the Council of Ministers having approved a state of emergency by approving an initial loan of 5 million. We also look with apprehension at the weather for the next few hours. The Civil Protection has issued a new warning of adverse conditions, with profound instability and alert in several regions also for tomorrow 17 September. Showers and thunderstorms are expected, locally of strong intensity with strong winds.
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The notice of the Civil Protection provides from late afternoon today, Friday 16 September, scattered rainfall, also of a reverse or thunderstorm character, on eastern Lombardy, the autonomous province of Trento, Veneto, Emilia-Romagna, Tuscany, Marche and Umbria. The persistence of scattered to diffuse rainfall is expected, with a prevalent downpour or thunderstorm character, over Campania.
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From the early hours of tomorrow, Saturday 17 September, scattered to diffuse rainfall is expected, with a prevalent downpour or thunderstorm character, on the Tyrrhenian sectors of Basilicata and Calabria. The phenomena will be accompanied by strong showers, frequent electrical activity, local hailstorms and strong gusts of wind.
From the early hours of Saturday, “strong to stormy winds” are expected from the northern quadrants over the Autonomous Province of Trento, Veneto and Emilia-Romagna, extending to the Marche and, from the afternoon, to Abruzzo and Molise, with gusts momentarily up to strong storms or storm, especially on the coastal sectors of the Adriatic regions themselves. The wind will blow up on Tuscany, Umbria, Lazio and Campania, with gusts up to strong storms, in particular on the Apennine ridges and coastal sectors. From late tomorrow morning, Saturday 17th, strong to stormy winds are expected, from the western quadrants, over Basilicata and Calabria and Sicily, especially the Egadi and Aeolian archipelagos.
The warning also foresees, from tomorrow afternoon-evening, winds from strong to north-western gale on Puglia, with momentarily gusts of strong gale or storm, limited to the late afternoon of tomorrow, in particular in the Gargano sector.
The regions where there is the weather alert for Saturday 17 September
On the basis of the expected phenomena, an orange alert was assessed for tomorrow, Saturday 17 September, in some sectors of Umbria, Campania, Basilicata and Calabria.CopyAMP code.
Furthermore, a yellow alert was assessed in the Autonomous Province of Trento, in Veneto, Emilia-Romagna, Tuscany, Marche, on most of Lombardy and Sicily, on some sectors of Basilicata and Puglia and on the remaining territories of Umbria, Campania and Calabria.
The Municipality of Cervia, in the Ravenna area, has confirmed the closure of schools for tomorrow, September 17. The measure was initially arranged for the holding of a sporting event. Although the event has been suspended due to the bad weather alert, the schools will still remain closed as a precaution. The ban on access to the free beach has also been decided.