Italian forecasts call for colder snowier winters

The Italian weather forecast site ‘Il Meteo’ talks about something cold coming on,” says Italian geologist Dr Mirco Poletto.

“Today it says the Gulf Stream is weakening.”

“The consequence is the Atlantic ocean is 2° to 5°C colder than before.”

“The website also talks about a correlation between the Gulf Stream weakening and the solar minimum now in progress. The consequence of all this is a more dynamic weather, more storms and more snow.”

Writing for Il Meteo, meteorologist Marco Castelli explains that the Gulf Stream regulates the climate of Europe and North America.

It is certain that if an ocean is colder than normal, there is no heat to heat the air, so the climate will become more and more dynamic, with winter seasons more and more cold and snowy. Castelli warns.

“The meteorologist thinks about a very short term cooling,” says Dr Poletto. “But I think it will be longer, not a year or two but, at least, a couple of decades.”

13 thoughts on “Italian forecasts call for colder snowier winters”

    • Well, I can say probably Sicily and perhaps the northeast. In my area, between Veneto and Friuli, in the plains snow is much rare than in the northwest or in the central regions. Alps are protecting us from cold northeastern winds. In fact Friuli it is in a pluviometric shadow, the biggest part of snow it is usually dumped on the austrian side of the mountains.

  1. This is a little off topic but I though it should be looked at.
    Between the climate problems and political and economic problems things are not looking too good according to The projections compare stats for 2017 and what is projected for 2025. Scroll down to the dark pink text below the chart.
    The English speaking world will be hard hit.

  2. I couldn’t agree more. In fact, this will likely be a long lasting and widespread deep cooling lasting for centuries if all the ice age (cooling) cycles converge.

    • a bit of a wild question, but if that would be, isnt moving to lets say sahara a good option then?

        • deon: are you living in s africa? ive heard they are going full zimbabwe there with land grabbing and all

          africa in general is a place id like to live in

          kenneth: but shouldnt sahara become more wet since in little ice ages there is more rain in deserts and vice versa? I wouldnt be suprised if sweden first becomes has drought and little rain then glaciers

          • Yes, I’m a South African. Parliament passed a motion to expropriate land without compensation. The constitution is to be amended accordingly. The ANC, EFF and some minor parties together will easily get the required two-thirds majority. Julius Malema in the mean-time openly encourages land invasions. Nothing was learned from the Zimbabwe failure. Expect food production to take a dive regardless of the climate.

  3. The most likely areas to be the least life-affected by an abrupt global cooling event would be the Tropical zone. Within the Tropical zone there are the dry/arid (such as the Sahara) and semi-arid areas as well as the lusher wetter areas which range on up to the rain forests.. Areas lower in altitude are warmer.. The Köppen Climate Classification System delineates all the areas..

  4. Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Parks and Conservation Service Director Daniel Iglesias told CNN, “Canberra is experiencing a perfect storm of hardship for its kangaroos. New records have been set in Canberra for very cold, frosty nights this winter.”
    I’ve heard nothing about this being an exceptionally cold winter in Canberra or elsewhere in Australia. Wonder why that is.

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