As expected, severe thunderstorms hit parts of north Italy this afternoon. Damaging straight line winds, torrental rainfall and intense hailstorms with very large hail reported!

A particularly severe hailstorm hit Pesaro, on the Adriatic coast of Marche, north-central Italy. Hailstones up to 7-8 cm were reported.

Severe straight line winds were reported at multiple locations. Considerable damage was caused in Molinella, near Bologna.

Stay tuned as more reports come in, including reports by storm chasers on these storms!