World Wide Weather #22: Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy

Posted in Non-US Weather, Weather News at 3:26 pm by Rebekah

This week’s post in the global weather and climate series features Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy (click for a Yahoo! maps link).

Around Cagliari. Click to enlarge. Courtesy of Wikipedia.

Cagliari is located on the southern coast of Sardinia, an island and Italian province off the western coast of Italy. Cagliari is the capital of Sardinia and is home to nearly 160,000 people (about 400,000 in the metro). This city was established some time in or before the 7th century B.C., between the sea, fertile plains, and mountains. Today, Cagliari has one of the largest fish markets in Italy and tourism is a major part of economy.

A few more facts about Cagliari (from Wikipedia):

  • Time zone: Central European Time (UTC+1) or Central European Summer Time (UTC+2)
  • Elevation: 13 feet
  • Climate zone: Mediterranean
  • Average high temperature: 70 °F (21 °C)
  • Average low temperature: 53 °F (12 °C)
  • Average annual precipitation: 17 inches (426 mm)

Via Roma in Cagliari. Click to enlarge. Courtesy of Wikipedia.

Current weather: This week in Cagliari, highs are in the mid-60s and lows are in the low 50s. Skies are expected to be mostly clear, after a chance of rain Wednesday night and Thursday night.

With a trough and an associated surface low moving over France today,y there is a decent chance for severe weather (strong wind gusts, tornadoes, and excessive convective rainfall) in Sardinia and across much of the Mediterranean. ESTOFEX, the European Storm Forecast Experiment, has made the following forecast:

For weather maps and information on current and forecast Cagliari weather, see the Meteo Italia (Italian’s national weather service, in Italian), Weather Underground, and Weather Online UK (maps and models).

For more information on Cagliari, here’s a link to Wikipedia.

Next Tuesday I plan to take a look at the climate and weather in another part of the globe.  As always, if you have any comments or suggestions for future cities, please leave a comment!

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