The worsening weather conditions since the afternoon of today, Saturday, November 4, have led the Civil Protection Regional Operations Room to issue a code orange alert in the north-central areas of Tuscany from 8 p.m. to midnight in the morning due to a hydraulic risk in the main network. due to hydraulic hydrogeological risk in the minor network and due to risk of tidal waves. Rain, including thunderstorms, is initially expected in the provinces of Massa Carrara and Lucca.
In addition, starting next midnight the orange alert for storm surges will be extended to the southern coast and the archipelago.
Instead, code yellow was issued for all remaining areas of the Region.
The provinces affected by the orange alert are Massa Carrara, Lucca, Livorno, Pisa, Pistoia, Florence, Prato and Grosseto.
RAIN – from today afternoon scattered precipitation, including storms, initially in the province of Massa-Carrara and Lucca, quickly spreading during the night to the rest of the region, especially inland. It improves already during the morning with the cessation of precipitation in the northern areas and the residual showers and storms that will last in the provinces of Grosseto, Siena and Arezzo, where they may also be intense and persistent.
Between today’s afternoon and the early hours of tomorrow, the following accumulations are expected: averages around 50-70 mm and maximums of up to 80-100 mm in the provinces of Massa-Carrara and Lucca, locally higher in the Apennines. Average accumulated amounts of 30-40 mm with maximums of up to 40-50 mm in the upper area of Livorno, province of Pistoia, Prato and lower Valdarno and Mugello, up to 70-80 mm in the Apennines. Average accumulated values around 20-30 mm in the central and southern internal areas and maximum values of up to 40-60 mm, up to 70-80 mm in the Apennine and Amiata areas.
THUNDERSTORMS – Possibility of local storms, even of strong intensity, starting this Saturday afternoon in northwestern areas. During the night and early morning, strong local storms are also possible in the rest of the region.
WIND – today Saturday, intensification of the south, southwest wind in the afternoon with gusts of up to 80-100 km/h in the archipelago, coastal areas, the ridges of the Apennines and leeward areas, as well as in mountainous areas from the central-south. reliefs. Gusts of up to 50-60 km/h on the plain. Starting tomorrow, Sunday morning, rotation towards the west, southwest with gusts still up to 100 km/h in the Apennines and leeward areas, up to 80-90 km/h on the central-northern coast and in the archipelago north of the ‘Elbe. Gusts of 50-60 km/h in the rest of the region.
SEA – Since late afternoon this Saturday, the movement of the waves increases in all sectors. Tomorrow, Sunday, rough or very rough seas north of Elba and temporarily also in the southern sector. Strong storms on the coast. Significant wave height up to 4-5 meters offshore, 3-4 meters below shore. The swell attenuates in the afternoon south of Elba.
More details and advice on the behavior to adopt, depending on the risk, can be found in the Weather Alert section of the Tuscany Region website, accessible at