Italy

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Venice floods as forecasts fail to predict extent of high tide
Flood barriers were not activated after forecasts predicted high tide of only 1.2 metres

Angela Giuffrida in Rome

08, Dec, 2020 @6:49 PM

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Weatherwatch: heavy rain in Australia and record heat in Italy
A tropical cyclone brings downpours in Western Australia, and southern Italy swelters in a heatwave

Alessio Martini

27, May, 2020 @8:30 PM

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World weatherwatch: Venice supercell storm endangers cruise ship
Severe thunderstorms also broke out in Greece and Hurricane Barry made landfall in Louisiana

Alessio Martini (MetDesk)

17, Jul, 2019 @8:30 PM

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Europe heatwave: cities take steps to limit effects of record temperatures
Germany imposes speed limits on highways while schools in France remain closed

Jon Henley Europe correspondent

27, Jun, 2019 @6:52 AM

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World weatherwatch: Europe's wine regions hit by Arctic blast
Temperatures drop below freezing in northern Spain and Italy while thunderstorms engulf parts of US

Brendan Jones (MetDesk)

06, May, 2019 @8:30 PM

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World weatherwatch: Super Typhoon Yutu brings 180mph winds
Yutu hit Northern Mariana Islands and Philippines, while Venice suffered severe flooding and US endured 24 tornadoes

Tamsin Green (MetDesk)

07, Nov, 2018 @9:30 PM

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Weatherwatch: In 1930s Italy a blazing summer drives Carlo Levi to a burial ground
Anti-fascist author avoids the Mediterranean heat by lowering himself into a cool empty grave

Tim Radford

27, Jun, 2018 @8:30 PM

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Europe under a blanket of snow – in pictures
Heavy snowfall and blizzards have lashed Europe as a deep freeze has set in, from the Baltic to the beaches of the Mediterranean. Landmarks including St Mark’s Square in Venice and Nice’s Promenade des Anglais have been covered by an unusual dusting of snow, while Ireland and Britain have been encountering Storm Emma

01, Mar, 2018 @5:17 PM

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Heatwave drags on with warm seas providing little relief
Cassie Bell (MetDesk) on why New South Wales is experiencing a record run of temperatures above 26C

Cassie Bell (MetDesk)

02, Mar, 2016 @9:30 PM

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Inside Venice's bid to hold back the tide
With the city slipping slowly into the lagoon and sea levels continuing to rise, the delayed €5.4bn Mose flood barrier project will be fighting the laws of nature

Antonia Windsor

16, Jun, 2015 @6:30 AM

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Floods at the Verona arena hit Italian opera-goers
Mayor plans to launch worldwide competition to protect the nearly 2,000-year-old Roman amphitheatre

Lizzy Davies, Rome correspondent

30, Jul, 2014 @4:24 PM

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