Strong thunderstorms hit Messina, Sicily and Malta late this afternoon. As reported by MeteoWeb, both ares got hit with heavy rainfall and flash floods, causing flooded roads and traffic disruptions. The highest rain cumulative reported (so far) during this period is from Colle San Rizo with 34 mm of rainfall.

Messina, Sicily and Malta are part of the SLGT risk area of DAY 1 Outlook for 01/11/2013.

Whale’s mouth structure on a thunderstorm in Malta. Source:

Flooded streets and roads in Messina. Source:

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