In the past few days, Venice has experienced very strong tides, completely drying up many of the city’s tourist canals.
As a result, gondolas and lifeboats cannot navigate the canals, and tourists hoping to travel in traditional boats are left with nothing.
The high tide is associated with very little rainfall – most of Italy has been suffering from drought for some time now and there has been no rain in recent days, as well as high pressure and a full moon. dry channels.
In recent months, the Italian Alps have received 50 percent less snow than the average for this period. Since snow is an important source of water for the coming spring and summer, the lack of snow is a big problem.
See the scene in Venice where the riverbed dries up due to lack of rainfall.