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aqua alta in venice - predictions

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aqua alta in venice - predictions

Does anyone know where i can find out if there is or will be aqua alta in venice? Like a weather prediction website, but with little symbols like rain boots?

i'm going march 5-6 for a weekend as a surprise to my husband. Should i also be gifting both of us a wellies? I see that right now, there's snow!

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1. Re: aqua alta in venice - predictions

The "acqua alta" in Venice happens when there is a combination of three factors: strong wind (scirocco) + heavy rain + high tide.

For this reason it's possible to know when there will be the acqua alta only two or three days before.

You can find good information on the acqua alta on some local websites. This is in English:

www.comune.venezia.it/maree/en_previsione.asp

hope this helps....

Ciao

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2. Re: aqua alta in venice - predictions

Hi there..

we have been twice to Venice.. once early Dec 2002 with VERY high tide and lots of flooding!! all added to the trip though!

we hadnt gone prepared but the hotel provided wellies!!

last year we went just a week later took our own wellies but no floods at all!!

it does seem that the hotels tend to provide boots and you can buy them priced pretty much as home anyway...

Ehy not e-mail your hotel and ask if they provide them for guests ?

have a great trip...

Diana