Severe hailstorms over northwestern Italy – July 29, 2017

Severe thunderstorms again hit NW Italy yesterday (Piemonte, Lombardy and Emilia Romagna), as a shortwave passed across the region, producing widespread torrential rainfall and severe hailstorms.


Lightning over N Italy over 48 hours on July 29 and 30. Data: Blitzortung.org.

Intense hailstorms with hailstones up to 5 cm in diameter or more were reported in Potenure and Piacenza.


Large hail in Potenure, NW Italy yesterday evening, July 29. Photo: Emanuele Zanella.



Very large hail near Piacenza, NW Italy yesterday, July 29. Report: Centro Meteo Emilia Romagna.