The heat grants a respite, thunderstorms and falling temperatures

The weather forecast for the week

After a very long interlude dominated by the great heat of the vast African anticyclone that has overheated the whole country, here is what with the week that has just started opens up a decidedly more eventful period due to the arrival of fresher air coming directly from Eastern Europe. Antonio Sanò, director and founder of announces that the ascent of the Azores anticyclone towards northern latitudes, as far as Scandinavia, has triggered in response the descent of fresher and more unstable air in descent from north-eastern Europe towards of the Mediterranean basin.

During the weekend, intense storms have already lashed the Alps and the northern regions, with hailstorms and strong gusts of wind that have caused various damages in many cities and an ascertained victim in the Turin area, but that’s not all: the flow of cooler currents will continue also in the following days, giving way to a decidedly more lively phase after many weeks of atmospheric calm. Given the strong thermal contrasts between the pre-existing air, red-hot from the previous days, and the new one arriving, decidedly cooler, we do not exclude the risk of extreme weather events with the possibility of local hailstorms and gusts of wind as well.

At the greatest risk of intense phenomena in today’s afternoon will be first the regions of the North East, and then especially those of the Center South where, at least until Thursday 11, thunderstorms are expected, even of strong intensity on the inland areas, then extending up to the coasts. . In this context, temperatures will suffer a significant decrease, thanks to the winds from the northern quadrants, especially in the minimum values.

The rest of the week will continue under the banner of calm weather all in all even if in the afternoon hours there may always be some thunderstorms close to the mountains, from North to South.

Today, Monday 8 August – In the North: sunny with less oppressive temperatures, some residual downpours. In the center. at first good weather, then numerous thunderstorms on nearby mountains and areas. In the South: many afternoon thunderstorms on the Apennines, neighboring areas and also on eastern Sicily.

Tomorrow, Tuesday 9 August – In the North: more stable weather. In the center; worsens from the afternoon with many thunderstorms. In the South. Afternoon thunderstorms over all regions.

Wednesday 10 August – In the North. partly cloudy sky; possible rain on the hills in the afternoon. In the center; afternoon instability in the Apennines and in the inland areas of Sardinia. South: severe thunderstorms over all regions.

Trend – Climate less and less hot and still many possibilities of thunderstorms.