Bad weather, violent storm with hail in Milan. Flights diverted to Malpensa and Linate

Bad weather, violent storm with hail in Milan. Flights diverted to Malpensa and Linate
Bad weather, violent storm with hail in Milan. Flights diverted to Malpensa and Linate

A violent storm hit Milan: rain and hail were seen above all in the southern area of ​​the city. Strong winds and buckets of water created inconvenience for those who were returning home, right at the commuter rush hour. The fire brigade teams were alerted to intervene on flooding and unsafe trees. Many calls arrived at the Municipal Police especially for reporting fallen trees: at the moment there are no plants that have ended up on the roadway, but above all subsidence occurred within the green areas.

At Malpensa airport there were discomforts due to heavy rains already in the afternoon as well as at Linate airport: some flights were also landed on Turin, Genoa and Bologna, while others remained waiting to land due to the poor visibility. 8 direct flights to Malpensa that were diverted and 3 to Linate. If the situation was under control at the Milan airport, the inconveniences lasted longer at Malpensa. The rains caused problems for flights, but also the strong wind that made landing unsafe.

Already in the morning, the civil protection had issued a yellow alert on the Milan hydraulic node with the criticality bulletin. In other words, a criticality defined as “ordinary” as regards the storm risk (no warning on the other hand as regards the hydraulic risk).

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