Weather Services [ Meteo Clima Inglese[
Weather Services [ Meteo Clima Inglese[

The LaMMA is the operational meteo-oceanographic service supporting the regional Civil Protection system, as indicated in Regional Law no. 39/2019. The LaMMA is the meteorological branch of the Civil Protection Functional Centre of Tuscany; the other branch is the Regional Hydrological Service (SIR), according to Resolution n. 395/2015. 

The LaMMA forecasting service is composed of a team of 10 meteorologists covering shifts 365 days a year. It is operational every day from 7.00 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. with two meteorologists on duty (weekdays and holidays); from 1.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m. with one meteorologist on duty in the afternoon on weekdays. Outside these hours, a 24-hour on-call service is guaranteed. In the event of an alert, the weather room is manned in presence or remotely depending on the type of risk, according to the procedures of the regional weather alert system. 


Main activities 

The weather service produces daily data, products and forecasting services made available on the LaMMA and Regional Functional Centre website and disseminated through many other channels.

In particular, the main activities can be grouped into the following: 

  • weather bulletins processing: weather forecast bulletins for Tuscany, for the mountains, for the sea, for single Tuscan localities;   
  • services for the media: weather information for Tuscany within the Buongiorno Regione regional news program and forecasts for the week on TG3 at 7:30 p.m. on Fridays; video recordings of forecasts for local TV broadcasters and radio information services, both recorded and live, on Tuscan broadcasters and live intervention in the two editions of GR Toscano on RAI Radio 1;
  • weather surveillance for Civil Protection: forecasting, monitoring and surveillance activities of weather conditions that may generate risk scenarios on the territory; 
  • maintenance of operational modelling: updating and maintenance of the configurations of operational weather models on a local scale, with a 4-run-per-day setting, on the Computing Centre at our premises; 
  • meteorological reporting: production of daily meteorological reports; monthly reports on the trend of the main meteorologica variables with processing of climatic analyses; special reports produced in the event of particularly intense events;
  • participation in scientific meetings, technical tables with stakeholder groups and popular events open to the public or aimed at students.