Cinque Terre Insider

American expat insight into Italy's fabulous "Five Lands"

UPDATE, 3:30pm: The storm warning has been extended to 7am tomorrow morning (September 10, 2017) and in zones D, B and E has been updated to a red (level 4) alert. The Cinque Terre and surrounding areas remain under an orange (level 3) alert. 
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An orange (level 3) storm warning is in effect for today, September 9, 2017.

Our entire region (Liguria) is on an orange alert. More specifically, the Cinque Terre villages are on a level orange alert from 5pm to 12 midnight on Saturday, September 9, 2017.

Meteorologists are expecting storms with heavy precipitation, thunder and lightning, strong winds and rough seas


Just to be clear, this is the key for the color coded storm warnings:
RISK FACTOR
Green = Slim to none 
Yellow = Slight danger
Orange = Dangerous
Red = Extremely dangerous 
What does this mean for visitors to the Cinque Terre?

  • All hiking trails within the Cinque Terre National Park will be officially closed during the storm warning.
  • In case of torrential downpour, stay away from low-lying areas or potential flood zones. 
  • In case of rough seas, stay away from the water’s edge. 
  • Use prudence. 

For more information and updates on the alert you can consult (in Italian):

Allerta Liguria

It sounds like today will be a good day to curl up and read a book or catch up on your postcard writing. 

Take care,

Amy 

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