First significant thunderstorms of the season in Emilia Romagna, N Italy – April 9, 2016

Today’s thunderstorms over Emilia Romagna, north Italy produced the first fine storm structures of this season. A squall line formed in the mid afternoon, running E-W across the plains and moving northeastwards. A number of embeded storms proudced organized structure with pronounced arcus clouds.

Beautiful shelf cloud on a thunderstorm over Imola. Photo: Mattia Palombo.



Other thunderstorms over Emilia Romagna this afternoon. Photo: Meteoweb.it

Regio Emilia was hit by a hailstorm with marginally large hail, blanketing the ground white.


Hailstorm in Modena. Photos: Centro Meteo Emilia Romagna