(ANSA) – ROME, MARCH 19 – Father’s Day with the return of winter conditions, on the last Saturday of this season when the cold practically hit only the Adriatic side and part of the South, there was little snow and brownish. To say this are the experts of the site www.iLMeteo.it, underlining that this week the ski slopes of most of Europe have been tinged with ocher, sand color, dark red, in short, a brownish ‘caffellatte’ due to the dust of the Sahara that invaded the continent in an exceptional way: in some areas, especially in Western Europe, the phenomenon was the most intense in the last 30 years.
Now everything changes precisely on the photofinish of an anomalous winter: the formation of a very robust high pressure field centered on Scandinavia, pushes the cold of Ukraine back towards Italy, a configuration that has been seen at least ten times during this winding season.
This cold air will continue to collide with the brownish air mass of North Africa present on our South: we will still have intense rains accompanied by a thermal drop of another 3-4 ° C.
Gradually, then, with the entrance of the eastern currents, cold but ‘clean’, we will have clear skies and bluer as the sunlight will no longer be blocked or diffused by the dense Saharan dust: the snow, foreseen in the South, by a first brownish color will turn whiter. Mattia Gussoni, meteorologist of the site www.iLMeteo.it, confirms that the snow will fall tomorrow between Calabria and Sicily, locally also in Abruzzo and Basilicata, but it will only be a spray; however it will be a fascinating phenomenon especially for the low altitude, around 700 meters. In fact, temperatures for the Spring Equinox will be 8 ° C below the average for the period in the South. (ANSA).