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Majestic Clouds

September on the Amalfi Coast

September is usually a very busy month with work and catching up after the summer, and especially so this year after traveling to America to visit family in August. In my free moments, which are already few and far between, I’ve been working on updating some things behind the scenes and adding a few new features for Ciao Amalfi to make the blog far more accessible. In the meantime, the Amalfi Coast has been putting on quite a show of its majestic landscape. Last week was stormy, which brought with it some spectacular views courtesy mother nature.

September on the Amalfi Coast Atrani

Watching big storms pass by out at sea is a remarkable experience. When I took these photos there was lighting in the distance toward Salerno, but over Amalfi, Atrani, Ravello and Scala the sun was shining. You could get lost in the big white clouds, which is precisely what I did for a little while.

September Storm Clouds Amalfi Coast

But then it was back to work time!

 

Stunning Aerial Video of the Amalfi Coast

 

This video is for all of you who love the Amalfi Coast. You know who you are! This stunning aerial footage by Drone-Experience shows Salerno and along the coastline and really highlights Atrani and Amalfi with gorgeous shots. Enjoy!

Drama in the Summer Sky

Amalfi Summer Weather Storms

The weather has been dramatic this week with sudden thunderstorms several times a day followed by blue skies and the sunshine peeking out. Yesterday evening at sunset another storm rolled in from the sea. But just before it arrived the sky was full of the most spectacular clouds.

Amalfi Coast Travel Dramatic Sunset

It was a majestic moment with the clouds tinged ever so slightly pink and lightening flashing over the sea in the distance. The layers of clouds, the different textures, the subtle colors and the rumble of thunder.

Amalfi Coast Travel Sunset Storms

It wasn’t long before the sky darkened and the storm arrived. The grumbling storm and pouring rain stuck around most of the night. This morning the skies were clear again, but as I type I can hear more rumbling coming over the mountains.

Ciao Amalfi Coast Travel Summer Sunset and Stormy Skies

The weather forecast predicts nice summer weather to return very soon. Nature has put on quite a show this week on the Amalfi Coast!

Waterspouts on the Amalfi Coast

Amalfi Coast Travel Summer Storms

From blue skies and beach weather to thunderstorms and waterspouts. I guess that’s just the unpredictability of early summer for you! On Sunday the weather turned suddenly quite bad in the late afternoon with lightening, massive thunder that rolled through the valley and the rather unusual occurrence of waterspouts. The first one I spotted was the tiny one above, but I could see there were more.

Laura Thayer Amalfi Coast Summer Storm Waterspout

At one point there were three that we could see, but mostly they were quite small. The waterspout in the photo above was the largest, but it only lasted a few minutes. It was at the peak of its strength when I took that photo, but by the time I turned the camera and refocused to take a horizontal shot it had already disappeared.

Amalfi Coast Travel Summer Storms Waterspouts

Sunny skies or dramatic storms, this coastline is always stunningly beautiful. But I know everyone on holiday would much prefer the beach weather, so here’s hoping the nice weather returns soon!

Happy in Amalfi

For those of you that love the Amalfi Coast, then you’ll enjoy this video featuring Pharrell Williams very catchy song “Happy” filmed in Amalfi. Like that one? Check out the We Are Happy From Positano video and the Happy from Ravello video, too. Love all the enthusiasm and, well, happiness!