Excessive convective rainfall and flash floods in Tuscany – October 5, 2013
Excessive convective rainfall in the MDT risk area of Day 1 Outlook 5/10/2013 caused massive flash flodding in Tuscany, Italy on the evening of October 5, 2013. It was caused by a nearly stationary convective system, that persisted over the region for hours.
Impressive cumulative rainfalls were recorded across the southern part of region with peak 6-hour cumulative values locally exceeding 150 mm!
6-hour rainfall cumulatives for Tuscany on October 5, 2013. Source: CFR Toscana.
Station Bracaggni-Grosseto recorded 164 mm of rainfall in the 4-hour period between 18h and 22h CET.
Station Bracaggni-Grosseto rainfall on October 5. Source: CFR Toscana.
Flash floods hit Grosseto, with torrents of water flowing through the streets and causing significant damage.
Flash flooding in Grosseto. Source: MeteoWeb.com.
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