18 December 2010, 10:02

Cyclone Petra wreaks havok in Italy, Germany

Cyclone Petra wreaks havok in Italy, Germany

Italy has been hit by a cold spell sending air temperatures down to minus 16 degrees Celsius, brought by the powerful Cyclone Petra, with the famous beaches of Sardinia and Sicily blanketed with snow. In Austria air temperatures have plummeted to minus 22 degrees.

Italy has been hit by a cold spell sending air temperatures down to minus 16 degrees Celsius, brought by the powerful Cyclone Petra, with the famous beaches of Sardinia and Sicily blanketed with snow.

In Austria air temperatures have plummeted to minus 22 degrees. In neighboring Germany motorists are battling heavy snowfalls, which in the past 24 hours have  caused hundreds of road accidents that left 2 people dead and more than 40 injured.

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