In search of Italian tornadoes


In an article just published in the International Journal of Climatology of the Royal Meteorological Society, Mario Marcello Miglietta of the Institute of Atmospheric Sciences and Climate of the National Research Council (CNR-ISAC) and Ioannis Matsangouras of the National Meteorological Service of the Greece have analyzed tornadoes and waterspouts that have affected Italy in the last 10 years. The result is significant: 37 tornadoes and 71 waterspouts were recorded on average each year, albeit with a strong interannual variation (a peak of 141 and 76 events, respectively, was recorded in 2014).

Read CNR press release (italian only)

Full article: An updated “climatology” of tornadoes and waterspouts in Italy, International Journal of Climatology, DOI: 10.1002/joc.5526