Peak heat then thunderstorms over half of Italy: weekend weather forecast 1 May

An Atlantic perturbation is coming, May 1 underwater

Peak heat and sun in these hours then everything changes. Mattia Gussoni, meteorologist of, confirms that in the next few hours the anticyclone will bring peaks of over 30°C in Sardinia, mainly sunny and warm conditions also in the rest of Italy, then from the afternoon to evening everything will change. The high pressure will retreat towards its place of residence, towards North Africa, allowing fresh and unstable air of Anglo-Saxon origin to head towards our country. Basically in the next few hours the first cloudy thickening will form close to the Alps and the Apennines: especially in the central northern sector of the latter we will also have showers moving later towards the Adriatic regions.

However, the real change will come tomorrow with the entry of the Atlantic perturbation: rains are expected in the morning in the North-West and on the major islands, later on most of the western Italian side, from Sicily to Piedmont passing through the entire Tyrrhenian sector. It will therefore be partially better in the Adriatic regions.

May 1st will be under water, with rain scattered over most of the country: it will probably go better on the major islands, while the rainfall will initially be widespread in the center and north-west then throughout the peninsular territory. In short, open umbrellas, even if there will be dry breaks; however, pay attention to the snow in May which will return above 1900 meters in the Alps in a scenographic and very positive context against drought.

From 2 May the situation will not change much, except in the North-West where we will have cleared up: the cyclone deepening on the Tyrrhenian Sea will still push rains and thunderstorms on most of Italy with temperatures below the average for the period. The trend will see a further drop in temperatures with an almost cold phase for the period in the Center-South at least until 4 May and with possible storms between Calabria and Sicily.

In short, the hot spring of the last few days will be just a memory at least until May 4-5 in most of our country.

Today, Saturday 29 April – In the north: rains in Piedmont, Emilia and the Dolomites. In the middle: rains from Tuscany towards Umbria and the Adriatic, heat in Sardinia. In the south: partly cloudy skies, warm in Sicily.

Tomorrow, Sunday 30 April – In the North: bad weather especially in the North-West. In the middle: it gets worse with scattered rains in leopard spots. In the south: variable with rains in Sicily and scattered elsewhere.

Monday 1 May – In the north: rain and snow. In the middle: rains. In the south: rains.

Trend – unstable phase in almost all of Italy at least until 4 May.