Snow in the mountains and rain lower down.
After an unusually warm March, Italian meteorologists expect the worst (wettest and coldest) April in 20 years.
Rain in Liguria. Rain on the Riviera. Massive storm damage in Calabria. Widespread rainfall in Tuscany, particularly the province of Florence.
A raging storm this morning brought rough seas with waves of more than 3 meters, making it very difficult for maritime links between Naples and Capri, and forced suspension of links from Ischia and Procida.
The rain, considered a boon to agriculture by Coldiretti, should continue at least until next Friday, perhaps even until April 25, making it the most unstable and cool April in the last 30 years
Meanwhile, snow is forecast for Val d’Aosta above 800 meters.
There is already 20 to 30 inches of snow above 2,000 meters.
The first heat could return, almost suddenly, in late April and early May, bringing the first summer temperatures.
Thanks to geologist Dr Mirco Poletto in Italy for these links