iLMeteo.it: an insidious vortex will hit a large part of Italy, also the possibility of storms and hailstorms
More bad weather: next week will be literally “explosive” on the weather front. The experts of the website www.iLMeteo.it warned, explaining: “An insidious vortex forming in the Mediterranean will hit a large part of Italy: the maps are sniffing out a rather dangerous scenario with the possibility of storms and hailstorms as well “.
“But let’s go in order. The week will open on Monday 12 June already with the risk of heavy thunderstorms in particular in the North West and in the Alps due to the entry of cold air at high altitudes which will greatly destabilize the atmosphere, with the also possibility of local hailstorms between the afternoon and evening, especially in Piedmont, Lombardy and Veneto” say the experts.
However, “our attention is concentrated in particular from Tuesday 13/Wednesday 14 onwards when a vast depression will come to life in the northern European sector capable of piloting cold currents that will first head towards the heart of the Old Continent, and then dive into the basin of the Mediterranean”.
“The unstable currents will continue their journey by ‘hooking’ an area of low pressure rising from North Africa, giving it new strength and vigor: in short, an insidious Mediterranean cyclone risks coming to life – they warn – Due to the counterclockwise movement of the currents , the vortex will draw warm air from the southern quadrants which, after having crossed the sea and loaded with humidity, will provide a surplus of fuel (potential energy) for extreme weather events. According to the latest updates from the European Centre, the risk is that storms occur and, in extreme cases, even the so-called ‘flash floods’ which usually affect restricted areas of the territory, discharging large quantities of water to the ground”.
The areas “most exposed will be the Central-Southern regions and the two Major Islands where locally up to over 2/300 l/m2 of rain could fall in a very short time, i.e. the equivalent of the rainfall expected in over 2 months”, he concludes iLMeteo.it.