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Extreme weather warnings / Re: Extreme heat
« Last post by Grimsby Ranger on July 12, 2019, 12:48:10 AM »
Some videos on YouTube show the extent of the damage and the size of the hailstones, seriously extreme  :(
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Extreme weather warnings / Re: Extreme heat
« Last post by levissima on July 11, 2019, 04:15:32 PM »
Its been so bad in some parts that the Sindaco met last night to decide whether to declare it an emergency. I think if there is sufficient damage they can access central funds.

I wonder about all the beachfront businesses, if their umbrellas and sun beds have been ruined. It would be enough to put some out of business so I hope there?s some government help, although it probably won?t be for years yet!

Thank goodness no one was killed by those hail stones, they?re lethal!!
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Extreme weather warnings / Re: Extreme heat
« Last post by Rustychain on July 11, 2019, 12:02:51 PM »
I have just been into the village & was chatting about yesterday's weather. The shopkeeper was telling me that Montesilvano did indeed have some extreme rain but south Pescara & Francavilla were hit with a serious hailstorm, with hailstones the size of oranges. She has a friend in Francavilla who lives on the top floor of an apartment block & the roof was punctured by some of the hailstones & she said that people's veg crops were wiped out. Serious indeed.  ???
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Extreme weather warnings / Re: Extreme heat
« Last post by Rustychain on July 10, 2019, 10:48:56 PM »
We drove into Pescara late morning & it was amazing. We set off with the temperature at 28C. The clouds got darker & darker then the rain arrived. Wow, what rain. Some of the very heaviest I've ever seen. I was driving down that long straight road into Montesilvano at 22mph (35kph) & that was IT; I couldn't go any faster as I simply couldn't see where I was going, despite having put the windscreen wipers on overtime duty. The temperature dropped by 10C within about 20 minutes, so you can probably imagine how much water it took to achieve that.  ??? The drive back was an experience too as all the roads were flooded & the car created so much spray at times that I felt like I was in a speed boat.  ;D

Back in Civitella it looked like there hadn't been much rain; just a steady drizzle really. I shudder to think how full the rivers in Pescara will be in the next day or two after all that rain arrives....
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Extreme weather warnings / Re: Extreme heat
« Last post by levissima on July 10, 2019, 05:50:16 PM »
I think it?s passed for now but I?ve seen horrendous pictures of damage in Pescara from hailstones and a car park, flooded with cars floating about in the water! Hope all are ok.
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Extreme weather warnings / Re: Extreme heat
« Last post by Brush Strokes on July 10, 2019, 03:08:15 PM »
A nice steady rain here in Loreto Aprutino at the moment, but looks dreadful in Pescara, trees uprooted, cars crushed, cars damaged with hailstones etc etc. Hope it doesn't come this way.
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Extreme weather warnings / Re: Extreme heat
« Last post by levissima on July 10, 2019, 12:04:43 PM »
Temperature dropping like a stone, clouds massing, wind picking up.. storms a coming!
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Extreme weather warnings / Re: Extreme heat
« Last post by Brush Strokes on July 10, 2019, 09:02:36 AM »
My three 1000 litre water butts are as good as empty, so can't wait for a bit of the wet stuff.

Still looking very bright and sunny so far this morning, might have to water the plants, that will bring the rain on.
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Extreme weather warnings / Re: Extreme heat
« Last post by Rustychain on July 09, 2019, 10:39:55 PM »
Same here! Strong winds early evening so I closed the mozzie screens (easily damaged by strong winds, apparently) but it calmed down soon afterwards & it's currently grave-quiet.

Rain tomorrow & very much cooler, or so I'm told.
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Extreme weather warnings / Re: Extreme heat
« Last post by rometony on July 09, 2019, 10:19:46 PM »

A wicked wind this pm ,so all packed away.
now nothing!
Is it the calm before the storm?

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