On Thursday, violent thunderstorms and hurricane-force winds left at least seven dead in France and Italy.
According to reports, the deadly weather conditions uprooted trees in Tuscany and on the French island of Corsica and ripped away brick shards from St. Mark’s famed bell tower in Venice.
The bad weather also made dozens of Mediterranean sea boats call for emergency help.
Mateo said France revealed the storm produced gusts of more than 220 kph (136 mph) in some areas.
The bad weather also caused about 45,000 households to be without power in Corsica.
Meanwhile, the Italian agricultural lobby Coldiretti said that at the same time, northern Italy had suffered its worst drought in decades this year, heavy rains in recent days that brought scattered hailstorms, whirlwinds, and flooding have damaged or destroyed entire crops of fruits and vegetables along with vineyards and olive orchards.