Severe Medistorm Cassilda forms near the coast of Libya

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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