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  • Location: Dublin-Ireland...Rome, Italy
  • Location: Dublin-Ireland...Rome, Italy

    Unfortunately I'm not there at the moment, but this morning thunder-snow struck Rome, dumping between 1 and 5 cm (depending on area of the city). Accumulations would have been much more if heavy rain had not soaked the ground before the event. Here is a selection of youtube videos and photos! Enjoy! Oh and by the way it snowed with a -4.5 at 850 (taking into consideration that Rome is 25km away from the warm Mediterranean sea!)

    (a bit less at the Coliseum because of the massive urban heat island)

    http://www.meteogiornale.it/notizia/17310-1-24-anni-dopo-roma-di-nuovo-sotto-la-neve

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  • Location: Abbeymead ,Glos Member Since: July 16, 2003
  • Weather Preferences: Hot and thundery or Cold and snowy.
  • Location: Abbeymead ,Glos Member Since: July 16, 2003

    I would assume this isnt normal for rome? or is it?

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  • Location: Brecon Beacons, South Wales
  • Location: Brecon Beacons, South Wales

    Normal, no, but then unheard of, no. In either 1985 or 1986, it snowed heavily in Rome a few days before Palm Sunday (causing disruption to flights, etc.), which means it must have been sometime after about 15 March or even about as late as 20 March. Within a week it was about 20°C.

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  • Location: Near Heathrow, London
  • Weather Preferences: Mediterranean climates (Valencia is perfect)
  • Location: Near Heathrow, London

    I simply cannot imagine walking around in Rome with freezing temperatures and snow! on the several times that I ahve visited during August, it was very hot..

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  • Location: Douglas, Isle of Man
  • Location: Douglas, Isle of Man

    I remember seeing photos in shop windows in Sorrento of the place covered in snow but think that was a very long time ago

    I can just look out the window to see snow this morning :)

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