It's orange alert on Sunday 3 December Emilia Romagna due to hydraulic risk in the Modena plain. This was reported by the Civil Protection bulletin. Yellow alert in five regions: Emilia Romagna in the Reggio Emilia plain and the Po Reggio Emilia plain; Lombardy in the lower eastern plain; in Veneto on the Livenza, Lemene and Tagliamento, Adige-Garda and the Lessini mountains. Yellow alert for risk of thunderstorms in Molise on the Litoranea and in Puglia on the Basso Fortore, Gargano and Tremiti, Tavoliere - lower Candelaro, Cervaro and Carapelle basins.
They hit Italy in just one day 29 windstorms and real tornadoes that hit in a patchy pattern from North to South of the Peninsula with uprooted trees, broken branches, uncovered roofs, damage and injuries. This is what emerges from Coldiretti's monitoring of Eswd data (European Sever Weather Database) in reference to the disturbance that caused storm surges, landslides, avalanches with the arrival of the great cold. The bad weather affected cities and countryside where - underlines Coldiretti - temperatures below zero for a long time damage winter crops such as spinach, chard, escarole, cabbage, cabbage, chicory and broccoli but the sudden temperature change inevitably also has an impact on increase in heating costs of greenhouse production.
The crops - continues Coldiretti - are in fact unprepared in the face of the drastic and sudden drop in temperature, burning the most tender leaves, causing irrecoverable damage. The sudden drop in the mercury column, even below zero, comes in fact in a mild autumn with a temperature so far more than 2 degrees higher than the average which - concludes Coldiretti - has sent nature into a tailspin and made the cultivated plants more sensitive, after the first ten months of 2023 ranked second in Italy among the warmest since 1800 based on Isac Cnr data.