Venice sailing on the new in seawater

60 percent of Venice's historic city centre is under water. It is only six weeks after the latest flood. Large parts of Venice are on Monday once again ended

Venice sailing on the new in seawater

60 percent of Venice's historic city centre is under water. It is only six weeks after the latest flood.

Large parts of Venice are on Monday once again ended up under water when the tide raised the water level by 144 centimeters.

It has flooded over 60 percent of the historic centre of the Italian city.

high Tide above 140 centimeters is considered to be unusual in the old købmandsby, who every year visited by millions of people.

There have been about 20 of that kind of flooding in modern times, but the intervals have become shorter, and the global warming get the blame.

12. november saw the city of a record high, as the tide caused the waters to rise 187 centimetres. It was the highest level in 53 years, and it resulted in the devastation of an unknown amount.

the high tide culminating at 09.45 on Monday morning. The next high tide is expected on Tuesday with 135 centimeters above the normal level.

the City has in recent days been hit by a thunderstorm with rain and strong winds.

In the last week, Venice hotels report a record number of canceled hotel accommodation. According to the owners it is the floods in november, who have scared guests away.

/ritzau/dpa

Updated Date: 23 December 2019, 14:00

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