September Rain Storm on the Amalfi Coast

An early morning rain storm moving along the Amalfi Coast

September arrived with a surprise this year – cooler temperatures, stormy skies and rain rain rain. While it is mildly perplexing just where summer had to get off to in such a hurry, the record heat and dry spell we’ve had this year means no one is complaining about the sudden weather change. (Although we do secretly hope summer will come back for a little bit longer so we can enjoy the beaches without the crowds!) This morning I awoke to low rumbling, and I couldn’t tell right away if it was coming from up in the mountains or out at sea. Wrapping a robe around my shoulders against the cool breeze, I looked out to see it was coming from both directions.

Storm clouds in the mountains above Ravello

Storm clouds in the mountains above Ravello

Nature was putting on a spectacular show, with the colors of sunrise filtering through and highlighting layers of storm clouds. It was dark and warm, intense and uplifting – all at the same time!

Stormy Sea in the Morning on the Amalfi Coast

A stormy morning scene on the Amalfi Coast

If I could paint this is what I would paint – that little bit of blue coming through the dark clouds, the orange light of sunrise hanging on for as long as it can, the texture of the clouds, the calm sea. I might add a wooden-masted sailing ship out there, but that would be over the top. I think I’d better stick with photography.

Amalfi Coast Travel September Storm

A break in the storm

Off in the distance I could see a small cruise boat hurrying into the port of Salerno and street lights dotted along the walkways in Ravello against the dark morning sky. I hoped for a break in the rain for all the travelers visiting the Amalfi Coast today.

Amalfi Coast Morning Storm Clouds

A cruise boat hurries ahead of the storm toward Salerno

And then said a moment of thanks for waking up to another beautiful morning sky on the Amalfi Coast.

  • Hi, Laura. I love how even the hauntingly beautiful storm clouds are majestic on the Amalfi Coast. Whatever the Amalfi Coast does, it does with beauty. Big hug! — Stephanie Bavaro

    September 5, 2012
  • mary

    I like watching and listening to storms, as long as I am safe inside, or at a safe distance. Beautiful!

    September 6, 2012
  • LindyLouMac in Italy

    Have you got the decent weather back yet? We are now not enjoying, although the garden is, a couple of cold (18C)wet and windy days before we are promised a return to normal September weather.

    September 14, 2012

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