Bad weather, the orange level alert is triggered in Campania

The Civil Protection of the Campania Region has issued a new orange level weather alert valid throughout the region for rain and thunderstorms, valid from midnight today until 11.59 pm tomorrow, Tuesday 22 November.


Widespread rainfall is expected, including downpours and thunderstorms, even of strong intensity. Winds tending to very strong with gusts from the south-southwest. Sea tending to very rough or heavy with storm surges along the exposed coasts. All hydraulic and hydrogeological risks are associated with this weather picture as well as those associated with very strong winds and storm surges. Landslides, rapid mudflows, even deep slope instability are also possible as well as flooding, overflowing, rising watercourse levels, significant runoffs with transport of material, chasms due to erosion phenomena, flooding.

Schools closed in Benevento and in the Neapolitan area

Due to the weather alert valid throughout the Campania region, schools of all levels, state and otherwise, will be closed tomorrow in the municipalities of San Giorgio a Cremano, Portici, Ercolano, Somma Vesuviana, Torre del Greco, San Sebastiano to Vesuvius, Massa di Somma, Pollena Trocchia and Sant’Anastasia in the province of Naples. In Benevento, however, schools closed tomorrow and Wednesday, as established by the mayor Clemente Mastella. In the Vesuvian Municipalities, on the other hand, the mayors decide with a special ordinance. “The decision was made necessary by the Poppea cyclone which will hit Campania and bring, according to the weather report of the Civil Protection, disturbances with heavy rains and gusts of wind”, says the mayor of San Giorgio a Cremano, Giorgio Zinno. “Tomorrow, as a precaution and for the protection of our community and the school audience, we have decided to suspend lessons and close the schools. As always, the Civil Protection volunteers and municipal technicians have been alerted to monitor the area by virtue of the evolution weather conditions. I renew to everyone the invitation to be cautious and to act responsibly and with awareness”, he underlines.

School closures on the islands

Even the mayors of Ischia and Procida have decided to keep all schools of all levels on the two islands closed. According to weather forecasts, in fact, tomorrow in the gulf of Naples winds will blow from the west with forecast speeds of up to 70/80 kilometers per hour which will make the sea very agitated, so much so that waves as high as 5 meters are expected and foreseeable repercussions also for the regularity of maritime connections. In Casamicciola, the prefectural commissioner, as well as the schools, has decided that tomorrow the cemetery and the sports field will also be closed.
Even the mayor of Capri Marino Lembo has signed an ordinance for the closure of public and private schools of all levels for tomorrow, November 22nd. In addition to the schools, the mayor also ordered the closure of public parks, the cemetery and sports facilities that are present in the Municipality of Capri. The union ordinance arose from the notice of adverse weather conditions that are expected for the whole day of tomorrow and, with reference to Campania, from the alert that foresees violent storms of wind, strong storm surges and copious rainfalls of stormy nature .

In Naples, parks, schools and cemeteries will be closed tomorrow

Schools closed tomorrow in Naples after the orange alert issued by the Civil Protection of Campania. The whole day will be characterized by very strong winds, rains and thunderstorms, even of strong intensity: for this reason, schools, but also parks and city cemeteries will remain closed tomorrow. Castel dell’Ovo and Maschio Angioino will also be closed to the public. In consideration of the particularly adverse weather conditions, characterized by strong winds and intense rainfall, citizens are advised to limit travel to those strictly necessary and to pay particular attention to the precautionary rules of behaviour.

Bad weather, the orange level alert is triggered in Campania