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High rainfall accumulations and additional storms in Puglia, Italy – October 7, 2013

Several rounds of multicell clusters have been ongoing through the day in southern Italy, precisely in the Puglia region which was included in MDT risk area of Day 1 Outlook 7/10/2013 for severe weather threat today. Here are several 24-hour rainfall accumulations in Puglia region:

  • 227mm Corigliano d’Otranto
  • 164mm Felline
  • 161mm Gallipoli
  • 156mm Brindisi
  • 151mm Maglie
  • 145mm Cavallino
  • 142mm Lequile
  • 138mm Soleto
  • 136mm San Gregorio
  • 130mm Lecce


In the last hours, looks like another round of storms is slowly merging towards Puglia this evening, radar/lightning imagery showing a slowly northward moving storm cluster with additional heavy rain/flash floods threat over the same areas that received large amount of rainfall earlier today.

Source: Protezione Civile Italy

More rather stationary storms are forming under the cold core upper low rotating over Sardinia and Corsica, these storms should produce a few waterspouts within steep LL lapse rates and moderate instability.


Follow the ongoing storms on satellite and Italy radar pages.

Heavy rainfalls and (flash) flooding in Puglia, Italy - October 7, 2013
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