An area of low pressure of Atlantic origin will bring in the next few hours strong winds first on the central regions and then on the southern ones of Italy. Based on the available forecasts, the Department of Civil Protection has issued a weather alert that forecasts, starting from the early hours of Friday, strong winds with gusts up to gale force or locally up to storm on Sardinia, extending to Tuscany, Umbria, Emilia-Romagna, Marche, Lazio, Sicily and Calabria. The Department has therefore assessed a yellow alert for Umbria, Lazio, Abruzzo, Molise, Campania, Basilicata and Calabria.
In Sardinia, in particular, strong mistral winds are expected and probable storm surges on the exposed coasts in the coming hours. The decentralized Functional Center of the Civil Protection has issued a warning of adverse weather conditions starting from 9 am on Friday 10 March and until 18 pm on Saturday 11.
Storm coming from the north, blizzards in the United Kingdom
A storm of unusual violence, christened Larisa, is hitting large sectors of the United Kingdom with storms and blizzards, rain and gusty winds. Precisely because of the snow, hundreds of people were trapped on the highway for hours during the night. According to some witnesses, who published videos, several even abandoned their cars in the snow, since the asphalt had now become an icy slab.
In France, parks and other green spaces in Paris were closed today due to strong winds. This was announced by the municipality on its official portal. Predicting gusts of between "60 and 80 kilometers per hour" and "peaks of 85 kilometers per hour", accompanied by "moderate rainy passages", the city of Paris decided to close its "green spaces, parks, gardens and cemeteries". If Paris is not among the seven departments currently placed under orange surveillance by Meteo France (Alpes-Maritimes, Aude, Hérault, Pyrénées-Orientales, Var, Upper Corsica and South Corsica), the meteorology service has predicted a "very stormy day" throughout the country, with winds from "strong to very strong". On its website, Paris City Hall has also recommended avoiding walks in the woods and paying attention when traveling. Parks and green spaces in the capital French will reopen tomorrow morning, "after the usual checks".