Weather warning: the passage of a cyclone will continue to cause stormy gusts that could sometimes reach and exceed 80 km/h in the coming hours, with the risk of storm surges in exposed coastal areas. Civil Protection has also issued a warning for hurricane force winds from north to south of our country.
According to available forecasts, the Department of Civil Protection in agreement with the regions involved – which are responsible for activating civil protection systems in the affected territories – they issued a warning of adverse weather conditions. Meteorological phenomena, which impact different areas of the country, could determine hydrogeological and hydraulic criticalities that are reported, in a national summary, in the national criticality and alert bulletin that can be consulted on the Department’s website (www.protezionecivile .gov). he).
The most intense phase is expected at these times and at least until Saturday, November 18, a phase in which violent gusts of more than 80-90 km/h (even up to 100 km/h) are expected in the central Alpine arc. western. especially in the Aosta Valley, Piedmont, Lombardy and Alto Adige. Then strong winds will also blow in the Po Valley (Favonio or Föhn) invest directly in cities like Turin, Milan, Varese, Como.
The Mistral will burst over Sardinia (with gusts of up to 80 km/h, especially in the area of the Bonifacio Strait) and will then spread rapidly towards the middle and lower Tyrrhenian Sea and Sicily. The risk of storm surge should not be underestimated on all the northern and western coasts of Sardinia, where waves can even reach 4 meters high, in Sicily, especially in the areas of Trapani and Agrigento, in Messina, on the coasts of Apulia and in the province of Reggio Calabria, although to a lesser extent. It should be noted that a general strengthening of cold winds will also affect the rest of the country, with Bora and Grecale hitting the shores of the Adriatic.
At least throughout the weekend, northerly winds will continue to hit our regions, causing a sharp drop in temperatures. The feeling of cold will be exacerbated by the effect. Shaking chills, o wind chill rate, Phenomenon that occurs when strong, cold wind accelerates heat loss from the body, causing the temperature to be perceived as lower than it really is..
CIVIL PROTECTION NOTICE:
Rain: Isolated to scattered in the morning, even with a shower or storm character, over Calabria, southern Apulia and northern Sicily, with weak accumulated amounts.
Winds: strong storms in the north, with hurricane-force gusts, in the southern regions, strong reinforcements of storms in the morning over Apulia and the Ionian areas of Calabria and Basilicata; locally strong in the north in the Center, fading quickly.
Mari: the southern basins and the Sardinian Sea are rough, the remaining central basins are very rough; In the afternoon gradual attenuation of the wave movement coming from the west.
The weather and critical situation forecast for Italy is updated daily based on new forecasts and the evolution of phenomena, and is available on the website of the Department of Civil Protection (www.protezionecivile.gov.it), together with general rules of behavior. to follow in case of bad weather. Information on regional alert levels, on specific critical issues that could affect each territory and on the prevention actions adopted are managed by the territorial civil protection structures, in contact with which the Department will follow the evolution of the situation.