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UPDATE: FCO travel advice for Italy

There has been flooding in parts of Venice, caused by seasonal high waters and heavy rainfall.

Further strong winds, heavy rainfall and storms are forecast from Friday, November 15, into the weekend. A red weather warning for the Veneto region, including the city of Venice, has been issued.

The UK FCO advised travellers to monitor weather updates and follow the advice of local authorities.
Venice was hit by the second highest tide recorded in the lagoon city on Tuesday, November 12, prompting the mayor to declare a state of emergency, Reuters reports.

City officials said the tide peaked at 187cm.

Saint Mark’s Square was submerged by more than one metre of water. Much of Italy has experienced heavy rainfall in recent days, with wide spreading flooding, especially in the southern parts of the country.

Travellers are advised against travelling in floolded areas.
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