extreme weather warning for central and northern Italy

Intense weather phenomena predicted in Italy

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The civil protection department has predicted intense weather with violent thunderstorms across central and southern Italy tomorrow.

Violent thunderstorms will spread from Emilia-Romagna to much of central and southern Italy on Thursday, the civil protection department said Wednesday.

“The weather phenomena will be locally very intense, especially along coastal areas,” it said.

Storms will strike early on Thursday in Emilia-Romagna, Tuscany, Marche, Abruzzo, Molise and Campania. They will then spread to Puglia, Calabria, Basilicata, especially Tyrrhenian areas, and Sicily, especially the northeastern sectors and the Aeolian Islands.

They will be accompanied by very intense downpours, frequent electrical activity, hailstorms and strong gusts of wind, the department said.

Yellow alert due to intense weather

A yellow weather alert is under consideration for Thursday in Marche, Abruzzo, Lazio, Campania, Umbria, Molise, Basilicata, Puglia and Calabria, as well as parts of Emilia-Romagna, Tuscany and Sicily.

There is expected to be further widespread flooding and damage to property and crops.

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