ROME (AP) — 1 / 4 of Venice has been submerged by a near-record excessive tide for June, a time of 12 months when such flooding is uncommon.
The water stage in Italy’s lagoon metropolis reached 116 centimeters (three ft, 9.7 inches) late Thursday, the third-highest mark for June. That stage signifies that round 1 / 4 of Venice has been flooded.
Venice’s sea monitoring company blamed the unusually excessive late spring tide on a storm within the Atlantic that introduced heavy winds and rain to northern Italy. Another unseasonably excessive tide is predicted Friday night time.
The highest June excessive tide was registered in 2002, when the water mark hit 121 centimeters, adopted by 117 centimeters in June of 2016.
Venice authorities on Friday didn’t put out pedestrian bridges, that are normally solely used within the peak “acqua alta” season from September to April.
Venice and the remainder of Italy are nonetheless closed to cruise ships however Italy relaxed journey restrictions for Italians and most Europeans on Wednesday.
Source: AP News