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:

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

Hailstorm in Modena. Photos: Centro Meteo Emilia Romagna