After a few sunny days and almost spring-like heat, with highs reaching 20 degrees even in the North, winter is now expected to return.
Meteorologists indicate the arrival of arctic air, frost and wind in the next few hours with a sharp decrease in temperatures.
Mattia Gussoni, of the website www.iLMeteo.it, predicts that, with the anomalous movement of the Azores anticyclone towards Sweden, polar currents from Russia will begin to advance towards Italy and already points out today, on the Adriatic side and in the South , a drop in temperatures, with some showers and strong winds.
While between Piedmont and Lombardy there are still 20 degrees, locally even a few points more with the freezing point that will reach 3,300 meters in the western Alps, destabilizing and melting the snowpack.
the arrival of the most consistent nucleus of cold air is expected for tomorrow, reports Gussoni, which will bring a thermal collapse of 15 degrees at high altitudes and 10 degrees in the plains.
Tomorrow evening, then, we will have the first low-altitude snowfalls in Piedmont, the first showers at times intense in Sardinia and the drop in the thermometer almost everywhere.
In the next few hours, the Azores anticyclone will migrate north from northern Italy, until it reaches Berlin and Stockholm: with such a northern position, www.Ilmeteo.it explains, it will not protect our country and will favor sliding on its eastern and southern flanks of freezing air from European Russia.
The cold is expected for most of next week from North to South: the most affected regions will be those exposed to the East,
from the Marches to Puglia with possible isolated flakes even on the beach.
Some heavy rain is expected to arrive in Sardinia as early as tomorrow evening and snow in the plains in Piedmont in the night between Sunday and Monday.
Meteo Expert meteorologists are also indicating the first signs of a climate change already today in the central-southern regions, especially in the south, where the rapid passage of a weak perturbation of a cold front character will be followed by a marked drop in temperatures and by the reinforcement of markedly colder winds from the Balkans.
From tomorrow and during the next week, they still point out, the cold air coming from Eastern Europe will spread to the whole country, starting a period with temperatures significantly lower than normal.
Since it is a low-humidity continental air mass,