Saturday, September 1, 2012
This morning around 4:15 a 20-minute thunder shower rumbled northward from Agrigento across the Sicanian Mountains to Palermo. After Italy's driest Summer in fifty years, the rain was a pleasure to behold. If anything, it didn't last long enough! But it was sufficient to clean the heavy air a bit, and there was more rain throughout the morning. It was also nice that the temperature dropped by a few degrees, at least for a while. For Sicily weather forecasts and climate information - with a chart showing annual rainfall - check out our dedicated page.
Incidentally, the leaf shown here is from a plane tree, European kin of the American sycamore.
Posted by Vincenzo Salerno at 8:41 AM