Weather Alert: warning from the National Civil Protection for severe thunderstorms and hail; regions at risk
National civil protection alert A large area of low pressure, centered on Eastern Europe, determines unstable conditions also on our peninsula, in particular in the southern regions, with scattered showers and thunderstorms, locally of strong intensity, especially on inland and mountainous areas.
On the basis of 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 which extends the previous ones. 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 provides from tomorrow morning, Friday 12 August, scattered rainfall, predominantly of downpour or thunderstorm character, on Campania, Puglia, Basilicata, Calabria and Sicily. The phenomena will be accompanied by strong showers, frequent electrical activity, hailstorms and strong gusts of wind.
On the basis of the phenomena in progress and foreseen, it was evaluated for tomorrow, Friday 12 August, yellow alert in Basilicata, Calabria, Puglia, Sicily and part of Campania.
The meteorological picture and the critical issues forecast for Italy is updated daily on the basis of new forecasts and the evolution of the 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.