WATCH: Extreme winds wreak havoc in drought ridden northern Italy

Northern Italy which has been suffering a long dry period has been hit with extreme winds and a storm that has unleashed massive hail stones, causing extensive damage.

The storm, which hit the region this morning July 5, has brought with it winds of over 100 km/h. Large trees have blown down crushing cars and roofs blown off causing damage to property and vehicles, as well as endangering life.

Sheet lightning has accompanied the storm however as yet there is no sign that significant rain has fallen.

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Peter McLaren-Kennedy

Originally from South Africa, Peter is based on the Costa Blanca and is a web reporter for the Euro Weekly News covering international and Spanish national news. Got a news story you want to share? Then get in touch at [email protected]


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