A man has gone for a swim in St Mark's Square in Venice, as the beautiful Italian city was hit by the highest tide (Aqua Alta) in 50 years.
City officials said the tide peaked at 6.14ft at 10.50 pm, just short of the record 6.4ft set in 1966. The city’s mayor, Luigi Brugnaro, declared a state of disaster!
The acqua alta in Venice came worryingly close last night to reach levels last seen during the great flood of 1966, and waters are reportedly rising again.
Bad weather, the Mediterranean Cyclone has been beating Italy for 24 hours: impressive data, rain and wind typical of a 3rd category hurricane!
Tourists and Venetians alike have donned high boots and taken to temporary raised walkways to slosh through the high water that has hit much of the lagoon city.
Several areas on high alert as severe Weather continues to batter Italy, after a weekend of heavy rain and high winds in many Italian regions.
Several areas on high alert as severe Weather continues to batter Italy, after a weekend of heavy rain and high winds in many regions.
Four people, including two children, were rescued from two cars stuck in floods on the afternoon of Monday 11 November, following a day of torrential rain.
People in Greece and Italy are bracing themselves for a rare and powerful hurricane-type storm in southern Europe’s Mediterranean region, due to hit this week!