About a quarter of the territory of Venice (Italy) was flooded due to an abnormal tide in June
This was reported by the Associated Press.
The water level in the city in some places reached the level of 116 cm, which is the third largest indicator for this month.
In particular, St. Mark’s Square was significantly flooded.
The Venice Sea Monitoring Agency cited a storm in the Atlantic as the cause of the abnormal tide, which provoked strong winds and rains in northern Italy.
According to La Stampa, in June such large tides are extremely rare. Such a rise in water has occurred only twice in the past 20 years.
So, the highest tide in June was recorded in Venice in 2002. Then the water level reached the level of 121 centimeters, and in June 2016 – 117 centimeters.