Destructive tornado hits Sicily, killing one and injuring 2 others, Italy

Destructive tornado hits Sicily, killing one and injuring 2 others, Italy

One person was killed and two others injured after a tornado hit the Italian island of Sicily on November 17, 2021. This is the latest in a series of deaths in Italy caused by extreme weather events in recent weeks. The twister affected Trebalate, Serrameta,…

Medistorm “Helios” makes landfall near Albenga, Italy

Medistorm “Helios” makes landfall near Albenga, Italy

Medistorm "Helios" — also known as Windstorm Blas — has made landfall near Albenga, Italy just before 12:00 UTC on November 15, 2021, and dissipated, the Mediterranean Cyclone Center (MCC) said in their advisory issued at 12:00 UTC on November 15. Over…

Italy sets new European 12-hour rainfall record

Italy sets new European 12-hour rainfall record

A severe storm stalled over NW Italy on October 4, 2021, dumping record-breaking rain and causing floods and landslides. In addition, the storm produced more than half a million lightning strikes within 48 hours. The day started with 496 mm (19.5 inches) of rain in…

Italy breaks national 6-hour rainfall record with 496 mm (19.5 inches)

Italy breaks national 6-hour rainfall record with 496 mm (19.5 inches)

A weather station in Cairo Montenotte, Province of Savona in the NW Italian region of Liguria, recorded 496 mm (19.5 inches) of rain in just 6 hours on October 4, 2021, breaking the country's 6-hour rainfall record of 472 mm (18.6 inches) set in 2011. While rain…

Destructive tornado hits the island of Pantelleria, killing 2 people, Italy

Destructive tornado hits the island of Pantelleria, killing 2 people, Italy

A destructive tornado hit the Italian island of Pantelleria, south of Sicily, on September 10, 2021, causing severe damage to buildings and killing 2 people. Nine people were injured, of which 4 are in serious condition. The casualties include an off-duty…

Violent hailstorm hits northern Italy

Violent hailstorm hits northern Italy

A violent hailstorm hit the town of Fidenza, northwest of Parma, Italy, on July 26, 2021, damaging hundreds of vehicles and bringing traffic on a highway between Milan and Naples to a standstill. A number of people were injured, mainly by glass shards from cracked…