High water in Venice today was 144 cm

When we opened the door to our apartment in the Cannaregio district of Venice on December 3, 2010, here’s the scene we were greeted with:

High water on our street in Venice, December 3, 2019

Historic water level data from Venice shows that at 8:00 a.m. that day the water was at 131 cm.

An hour later the water level was at 136 cm — the high water mark for the day, and the third-highest water level recorded in 2010 — and it was starting to come in our front door:

Water under our door in Venice on December 3, 2010.

By 12 noon the water level had dropped to 84 cm and the street was empty of water (that’s Catherine and Oliver under the umbrellas):

Our dry street in Venice, later the same day

High water in Venice today was 144 cm as the city received its highest tide in 50 years.


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Nene on November 22, 2019 - 08:50 Permalink

I've fallen out of the habit of reading blogs, and especially with letters being so wonderful I've not gone looking for blogposts either. So I'm a but surprised and delighted to find this post after the more somber one I came to read.

While not very good for Venice it's still a good opening sentence and picture to a post.