WEATHER ALERT from the National Civil Protection: there are very heavy WARNINGS of BAD WEATHER
Red alert national civil protection Press release
MALTEMPO: ORANGE ALERT IN SICILY AND SARDINIA
Still rains and thunderstorms on the major islands and Campania
A minimal depression, positioned between Tunisia and our two major islands, continues to convey impulses of disturbed time, at times even intense. In this context, rains and thunderstorms are expected to affect Sardinia first, and then also to Sicily and Campania, especially on the coastal sectors of the latter.
Based on the available forecasts, the Department of Civil Protection in agreement with the regions involved – which are responsible for activating the civil protection systems in the territories concerned – has issued a warning of adverse weather conditions. The weather phenomena, impacting on the various areas of the country, could determine hydrogeological and hydraulic criticalities which are reported, in a national summary, in the national criticality and alert bulletin which can be consulted on the Department’s website (www.protezionecivile.gov.it).
The notice foresees from today afternoon, Tuesday 16 November, scattered to diffused rainfall, also of a reverse or thunderstorm character, on Sardinia, in subsequent extension to Sicily and Campania, with particular reference to the coastal sectors and to the islands of this’ last. The phenomena will be accompanied by strong showers, frequent electrical activity and local strong gusts of wind.
On the basis of the expected and ongoing phenomena, an orange alert was assessed for tomorrow, Wednesday 17 November, over a large part of Sicily and the eastern sector of Sardinia. Furthermore, a yellow alert was assessed on some sectors of Marche, Abruzzo, Campania, Basilicata, Puglia, Calabria, Sardinia and the rest of Sicily.
The meteorological picture and the criticalities forecast for Italy is updated daily on the basis of 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 the general rules of behavior to be taken in case of bad weather. The information on the regional alert levels, on the specific criticalities that could affect the individual territories and on the prevention actions adopted are managed by the territorial civil protection structures, in contact with which the Department will monitor the evolution of the situation.
Rome, November 16, 2021
Presidency of the Council of Ministers
Department of Civil Protection
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