The end of March is set to be unusually cold across much of Italy after weeks of mild weather, with wind, rain and even snow in some places this week.
The south-east coast of Italy, which has been basking in unusually high temperatures, saw snow and hail on Tuesday morning as temperatures plunged. There were also reports of snow at higher altitudes in parts of central Italy.
“Particularly on Wednesday and Thursday, temperatures will remain below normal, while the snow will fall again on low altitudes in the inland areas.
“It is still early to say how much the north will be affected, but rainfall will increase in the south which, given the presence of cold air, could mean snow at low altitudes.”