Venice - High water
Venice
3 November 2019

For a few days a year, usually in autumn and winter, you may find that there is high water in the allies (calli) and squares (campielli).
Because of a series of phenomena - the strong south-east wind (scirocco), the Adriatic sea-currents, low pressure, gravitational attraction of the sun and the moon - the sea level rises to flood the lower areas of the city. These are floods of no more than a few centimetres that only last a couple of hours. The tide then goes out and everything returns to normal.


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