Vaia’s nightmare has returned. The red alert is activated in the region, where heavy rains, gusts of wind, storm surges and river flooding are expected. Precisely in anticipation of the inconvenience caused by bad weather, scheduled from 12:00 on Thursday, November 2 to 12:00 on Friday, November 3, It was decided to close all schools at all levels, including kindergartens, in the former provinces of Gorizia (with the exception of Doberdò del Lago), Udine and Pordenone. (In Trieste schools are closed for the Patron Saint and could still close on Friday). Therefore, the population is invited to implement all necessary ordinary preventive measures and take extreme precautions.
The decision was made by the Regional Emergency Committee (Corem), meeting this afternoon at the PcrFvg headquarters in Palmanova, to avoid traffic pressure on the roads, due to the possible transit of emergency vehicles, including Local public transport (buses and courier services) will be suspended from 12:00 p.m. on Thursday until 12:00 p.m. on Friday. Also starting at 12, there will be a cut off for the circulation of heavy vehicles, sporting events and closed gates in public parks.
The decisions were made to guarantee the safety of people in the face of the forecasts for the coming days, which speak of an event similar to the one that devastated Friuli and Veneto in 2018. Between 3:00 p.m. tomorrow and 2:00 a.m. on Friday in Friuli there will be intense rains. fall, 200 millimeters with winds that will reach up to 120 kilometers per hour in the mountains and 100 kilometers per hour in the plains. The Prealps and Julian Alps will be particularly affected, from the Buit Valley to Canin, from Pontebba to Val D’Aupa. The phenomenon in western Friuli is less intense. On Friday the phenomenon will lose intensity, but flooding is expected in Cellina-Meduna, Isonzo, Natisone, Torre and Tagliamento. On Friday in Latisana, flooding will be added to the storm surges.
The alert will be orange. On the other hand, in the Karst area, where problems with storm surges will arise on Friday.
“Maximum precipitation values of up to 300 mm are expected in 24 hours. And the most worrying thing is the possibility of having 200 mm in the most intense 12 hours: significant rainfall in areas already recently hit by heavy rains. The risk profiles also refer to landslides, landslides, falling trees, flooding and flooding of major waterways,” said Fedriga and Riccardi.
“In view of the forecasts, with indications of important critical problems, taking into account the management of similar situations in the past, we must try to move as little as possible: hence the decision to close schools and limit the transportation service as much as possible. local public. possible, the closure of public parks and the temporary suspension of sporting events. These are necessary precautionary measures, in the hope that there are no serious effects on the ground,” Fedriga and Riccardi finally added.
The actual situation: A marked Atlantic depression will affect the region between Thursday afternoon and Friday morning, causing a strong influx of very humid southern currents. During the day on Friday, the arrival of cold air at high altitudes will cause unstable conditions at times.
THURSDAY, November 2: In the morning, generally moderate rains, more likely in the mountainous area.
From the afternoon until Friday morning there was a worsening with rains, including storms, very intense in the mountainous area, generally intense in the rest of the areas.
Starting in the afternoon, strong winds will blow from the south or southeast in all areas, probably also very strong in the high mountains. On the coast, storm surges and possible flooding.
FRIDAY, November 3: Unstable weather during the day with intermittent showers and storms, especially in the eastern area and probable snowfall in the mountains above approximately 1500-1700 m. Strong to strong winds will blow on the coast, mainly from the southwest, with storm surges and possible high tide.