Rome weather alert for Easter Monday

Warning of strong winds in Rome for Pasquetta on 22 April.

Rome's civil protection agency has issued a weather warning for Easter Monday, or Pasquetta, for Rome and the Lazio region on 22 April.

The weather alert is effective from late morning, for the following 24-36 hours, with strong winds or south-easternly gales to be expected, particularly in coastal areas.

Traditionally Romans mark Pasquetta, a public holiday in Italy, with a picnic in one of the city's parks.

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