Severe Weather Events


Climate change has been badly affecting Italy, along with many other areas of the world. The Coldiretti farm group have said that there have been 101 extreme weather events so far this autumn. Rainstorms, hailstorms, severe gales, water bombs and tornadoes have caused damage and injury across fourteen regions of the country. The annual wine and olive harvests have been disrupted by rivers breaking their banks, flooding, landslips and mudslides that have left fields, pastures, stables and farm machinery under water. Coldrietti claim that the tornadoes are the clearest sign yet of the 'tropicalization' of the Italian climate, which is threatening the agriculture sector.