Severe Medistorm Cassilda forms near the coast of Libya


Severe Medistorm Cassilda formed near Libya, Mediterranean Sea on September 15, 2020. This is the first severe medistorm of the 2020/21 Mediterranean medicane season which began on July 1. The storm was named by the Mediterranean Cyclone Center, an unofficial organization studying medicanes and eurocanes.

At 05:30 UTC today, the storm had maximum sustained winds of 65 km/h (40 mph) and pressure of 1 010 hPa. It was moving NNW at 10 km/h (6 mph).

Further strengthening is expected over the next 48 hours and the storm is forecast to strike Grece on Thursday evening, September 17, or Friday morning.

Image credit: Mediterranean Cyclone Center

Image credit: Mediterranean Cyclone Center, Google

Medicane Cassilda at 06:15 UTC on September 15, 2020. Credit: EUMETSAT/Meteosat-11

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Featured image: Medicane Cassilda at 06:15 UTC on September 15, 2020. Credit: EUMETSAT/Meteosat-11

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