Tuesday, February 5th 2013, 9:32 AM EST
On arrival the coldest days of winter. Today will be the day of transition. From mid-week continuous raids of arctic air will descend on Italy `bringing the cold until mid-month. After a brief respite - according to weather forecasts Epson - currently clouds rising to the number of the perturbation approach `3 February that tomorrow will reach Italy` s, accompanied by a bit of rain mostly to the Centrosud. The passage of this disturbance will pave the way to the icy currents of Arctic origin during the second half of the week will invade the central Mediterranean, bringing cold and very windy on most of of Italy, while rain and snow to very low altitudes will be more than Another confined to Centrosud.
A mid-week then start a very cold for `burst of cold air at first, the following day, from Greenland, then, over the weekend, another group of more cold air coming from Scandinavia that not only will the cold in Italy but throughout Europe, especially in the middle where we will live days of ice characterized by temperatures remain below freezing during the day. Today in the morning clouds in the northeast, central Tyrrhenian regions and Sardinia, with some light rain in Northern Sardinia and Tuscany, mostly clear or cloudy elsewhere. In the afternoon, still beautiful in the extreme southern regions, generally cloudy or overcast instead on the rest of Italy: light rain, mostly weak, on Umbria, Lazio, Campania, Sicily and Sardinia, light snowfall in the Alps over 500-700 meters . Maximum temperature rise in the South, stable or slight decrease in the rest of the country.
In the mountains, even today remains high avalanche danger. According to the data that we receive from bulletins AINEVA, the avalanche danger for today, Tuesday, February 5, will be marked (type 3) over a large part of the Alps, especially on the Central and Eastern Europe. In particular, even at the risk of Friuli Venezia Giulia, where the intense snowfall last Saturday brought from 50 to 70 cm of new snow in the Alps and Prealps and 30-40 cm in the rest of the mountain region. Nelal tomorrow, Wednesday, February 6, there will be good weather to the Northwest, clouds instead of the rest of Italy: scattered showers throughout the day on Triveneto, Marche, Umbria, Lazio, inland areas of Abruzzo and Molise, Campania, Calabria, Sicily and Sardinia North; snow to very low altitudes on the Eastern Alps, and 600-800 on the Central Apennines, above 1000-1200 meters in the hills of Southern minimum temperature rise, maximum everywhere in decline. Strong westerly winds to Centrosud and Islands. Today, the cold will give a brief respite in most of the country. From Thursday icy arctic return current to flow on the Peninsula, bringing cold.
Next weekend may be among the most stringent in recent months: the minimum temperatures go back down to different sub-zero causing the formation of strong frosts at night and morning. L `pinnacle of frost will hit between Friday and Sunday. Starting next week will begin a gradual rise in temperature but the weather will remain cold with wintry temperatures. From mid-month start instead a relatively milder. The calculations in the long term do not "see" other raids cold at least until the beginning of March.