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The African anticyclone has its hours counted on our country. Definitely cooler North-Eastern currents will be able to enter from the door of the Bora pushing this heat wave away towards the Iberian Peninsula. All this starting from today, Saturday 6 August, when the first thunderstorms will begin to affect the northern regions. Of course, there will not be a thermal collapse from the end of the season, but it will be felt, as temperatures will drop by 5-7 ° C depending on the area. But let’s see in more detail how the weather will be over Italy this weekend.
Saturday 6th: in the morning generally stable weather everywhere, some more clouds over Lombardy and Trentino Alto Adige but without significant phenomena, if not some weak drizzle on the mountains. From the afternoon the instability increases with temporal of strong intensity on the Dolomites and high plains of Veneto, on the Maritime Alps, on the Tuscan-Emilian Apennines and on the central-southern one. In the evening, more convinced and organized phenomena on the plains of the Triveneto. First showers also on eastern Lombardy. Stormy Bora wind on the upper Adriatic. Possible gusts of wind and hail between Veneto and Friuli. Still hot, but the first thermal heat expected from the North-East regions. Sunny or partly cloudy over the rest of Italy.
Sunday 7: between night and early morning the passage of a storm front is expected that will affect Piedmont and Lombardy in the first place. Caution on these two regions because within this line of instability they will be able to develop more intense nuclei with downburst winds over 100 km / h and medium-large hailstorms. Violent phenomena also in northern Emilia, in particular between Parma, Piacentino and Reggiano. Temperatures that will generally drop by 5-7 ° C. Stormy Tramontana wind on Liguria, gusts up to 80-90 km / h. From the afternoon it will go better everywhere but still with instability in the Alps and Apennines. Rain showers possible on the Ligurian Center-Levant, Catanzaro and Agrigento. New thunderstorms expected in the evening between Lombardy, Veneto and Trentino but in general it will be less intense rainfall.
Weather trend. The new week will see a marked improvement in the North with large sunny spaces and more acceptable temperatures, between 30 and 33 ° C but with little humidity, while in the Center-South a lot of instability will prevail with scattered showers and thunderstorms, especially in the afternoon hours between Campania, Basilicata, Calabria and Sicily. Thermal drop also in these areas.
Medium to long term projections: our team of meteorologists updates the analyzes twice a week. These are weather projections and not specific forecasts: see them in the 15-day weather trends section.
Even in conditions of high pressure, in the height of summer, thunderstorms can suddenly form and surprise us, short, localized but sometimes intense: they are the so-called ‘heat storms’ and are more likely between late afternoon and early evening.