Major flash floods inundate Sicily, Italy

Major flash floods inundate Sicily, Italy

Severe flash flooding was reported on the Sicily island, Italy, on December 6, 2016.

According to experts from the Severe Weather Europe, the floods were observed in Syracuse and Augusta, Sicily on the morning of December 6 (local time), as the region was under the impact of a cutoff low pressure field producing storms across the island.

Flash flooding in Augusta, Italy, December 6, 2016

Flash flooding in Augusta, Italy, December 6, 2016. Image credit: Meteo Real Time/Severe Weather Europe

Flash flooding in Augusta, Italy, December 6, 2016

Flash flooding in Augusta, Italy, December 6, 2016. Image credit: EU Storm Map/Severe Weather Europe

Flooding in Syracuse, Italy, December 6, 2016

Flooding in Syracuse, Italy, December 6, 2016. Image credit: Meteo Real Time/Severe Weather Europe

Flooding in Syracuse, Italy, December 6, 2016

Flooding in Syracuse, Italy, December 6, 2016. Image credit: Meteo Real Time/Severe Weather Europe

Meteorologists expect more local flooding will affect the southeastern Sicily over then next 48 hours. Up to 400 mm (15.7 inches) of rainfall is expected over the island.

Precipitation forecast in Italy over the next 48 hours.

Precipitation forecast in Italy over the next 48 hours. Image credit: wrfitalia/Severe Weather Europe

Featured image: Flooding in Syracuse, Italy, December 6, 2016. Image credit: Meteo Real Time/Severe Weather Europe

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