A mediterranean Cyclone – is on course to strike Italy in the weekend as parts of the country are warned of torrential rainfall and intense levels of rain.
Models show the storm is a small but deep cyclone which was travelling north of Sicily on Saturday morning and will intensify throughout the day while moving north-east.
However, what is certain is the intense amounts of rain the cyclone will cause.
Some stations in Calabria have already reported up to eight inches of rainfall. This level of rain will result in the extreme threat of destructive flash floods.