Violent storms expected in southern Italy



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    Forecast valid for Tuesday 16 July from 00:00 until 23:59 utc

    Synoptic

    The cold drop, which during the day has affected and is still affecting the Italian central north, moves quickly towards the south, causing a worsening of the weather even in the south Italy.

    The cyclonic vortex will find areas along its path with still a discrete "fuel" convertible into thunderstorms and heavy rains. In fact, peaks of 1600J / kg are expected, especially between Calabria, eastern Sicily and the Ionian Sea.

    Molise and Puglia

    The thunderstorms will move from north-east (Adriatic sea) towards south-west, in fact these regions will be located on the north-eastern edge of the low-pressure structure, and will be more intense between Molise, Foggiano and the province of Barletta Andria Trani, with local accumulations significant and flooding ( level 2).

    Elsewhere more isolated thunderstorms. Waterspouts will be possible both on the Adriatic and Ionian sides of Puglia thanks to the presence of a strong helicity in the first km of atmosphere.

    Calabria and Campania

    On Campania, thunderstorms will tend to develop in the next few hours, resulting very intense in the central-southern part of the region.

    During the night and during most of the day tomorrow a stormy corridor will be created from the Tyrrhenian towards the Ionian Sea that will cross practically all of Calabria (levels 2-3).

    The most intense thunderstorms will hit the open sea but flooding along the coasts caused by the huge rainfall accumulations cannot be excluded.

    The high helicity values ​​in the first km of atmosphere will favor the formation of waterspouts especially on the Tyrrhenian side.

    Sicily and Basilicata

    These two regions will be found respectively in the south-west and north-east of the storm channel that will hit Calabria.

    Phenomena of moderate intensity will be possible but no inconvenience is expected.

    A little more detail for Sicily, where, once again under a strong jet stream, thunderstorms will be more organized but also more mobile.

    Jacopo Zannoni

    The member of the storm chasers group ZenaStormChaser from Genoa, Italy. Follow ZenaStormChaser on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter



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