Rome issues safety warning as storm hits capital

Trees falling throughout Rome due to strong winds.

People in Rome are being advised to "limit their movements" in light of the "possible deterioration of weather conditions in the coming hours" as a storm hits the capital on the afternoon of Monday 29 October. 
The safety warning, issued by Rome's civil protection authority, comes as strong winds are causing trees and branches to fall throughout the city, leading to numerous street closures and traffic problems.
Many of Rome's public parks and cemeteries have been closed, in addition to the city's schools, while there have been interuptions to several bus and tram routes as well as the Metro B line.
A severe weather warning released by the capital remains in place into 30 October.
Photo Corriere della Sera