We are entering the last ten days of November and the weather is preparing to take on more clearly winter characteristics. Northern currents will reach Italy this weekbut it will be the prelude to a much more decisive and organized descent of cold air expected for next weekend.
The sinking of cold air masses from high latitudes appears to be due to the propensity of the Atlantic anticyclone to rise northward. Today’s projections from meteorological centers show greater convergence and therefore the prices of this first wave of cold and snow are rising.
What will happen? Pending further confirmation, Over the weekend we expect the progressive deepening of an Arctic trough towards Central Europe and the Mediterranean.. This depression could snag the former Lower Mediterranean depression.
The dynamics are still unclear and the amount of cold air that can reach our regions will depend on this, as well as the new cyclonic consequences that may be triggered also given the contrasts of the different air masses. Now, however It seems that the time has come for the first outbreak of cold.
Snowfall reaches very low altitudes
A little cold, we said, will arrive in Italy in the coming days. A deep Mediterranean vortex will draw in cold air from high latitudes, with falling temperatures and also a chance for snowfall along the central Apennine mountain range to altitudes close to 1,000 metres.
The true winter turning point will come later, also after an attempt by the anticyclone to settle back into the Mediterranean with relative respite. The announced traffic change will occur over the weekendwith the progressive sinking of the stock market fed by the arctic air.
The extent of the bad weather is still unclear and could not be otherwise because it is still several days away and details may change. Without a doubt, there will be no lack of conditions for first snowfalls at very low altitudes, especially in the Alps and the Northern Apennines.
At the moment there is still no talk of snow on the plain, but in this regard some surprises cannot be ruled out at all. However, it would not be such an exceptional event. In recent years we have become accustomed to seeing the first seasonal snowfalls later and later.