Articles tagged "medicane"

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Medistorm "Helios" (Blas) forms over the island of Mallorca, Spain

An area of low pressure located over the western Mediterranean Sea has acquired subtropical characteristics over the past couple of days and now meets the designation criteria for a medicine, the Mediterranean Cyclone Center (MCC) reports. The storm has been named...

November 11, 2021

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Medicane "Gloria" (Apollo) to stall near Sicily and Malta before making landfall over Libya

Medicane "Gloria" -- known as Apollo in Italy -- has re-strengthened and is forecast to come close to Sicily, Italy and stall some distance off the coast, then accelerate to landfall in eastern Libya. The storm is expected to bring heavy rain, strong...

October 28, 2021

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Medistorm Falchion forms in the Black Sea, bringing heavy rains and floods

A low pressure area that formed over the north-central Black Sea on August 11 has been classified as Medistorm Falchion on August 12, 2021, by the Mediterranean Cyclone Centre. Falchion was moving slowly to the NE on August 12 and was expected to strengthen and make...

August 13, 2021

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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...

September 15, 2020

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Violent cyclone hits Middle East, at least 21 dead in Egypt's worst storm in 40 years

An unusually intense cyclone hit parts of the Middle East with very heavy rain and strong winds, starting with Egypt on March 12, 2020, before moving onto other neighboring countries. The worst affected was Egypt where it was described as the country's worst...

March 16, 2020

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Medicane "Trudy" (Detlef, Bernardo) makes landfall in Algeria

A shallow, warm-core cyclone or medicane informally named Trudy, also Detlef and Bernardo, formed in the western Mediterranean on November 11, 2019, and made landfall in Algeria on the same day. The storm made landfall with maximum sustained winds of 110 km/h (70...

November 12, 2019

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Forecast models hint development of two medicanes by November 12

Forecast models are hinting the development of a deep cyclone with the potential of the warm-core system in the western Mediterranean on Monday, November 11, 2019, and another even stronger warm-core cyclone over the Tyrrhenian sea on Tuesday, November 12. The...

November 10, 2019

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Medicane "Scott" makes landfall over Egypt, heavy rain spreading through the region

Medicane "Scott" made landfall southeast of Port Said, northeastern Egypt early October 26, 2019, with maximum sustained winds of 72 km/h (45 mph) and gusts to 80 km/h (50 mph). The storm had minimum central pressure of 1 006 hPa and was moving SE at 10...

October 26, 2019

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Powerful storm forms in Mediterranean Sea, strong winds, huge waves, heavy rain, snow and ice expected

A big and powerful storm has formed in the Mediterranean Sea over the past 24 hours. Powerful winds, huge waves heavy snow, rain and ice are expected to impact most of southeastern Europe. "The first in a series of at least three upcoming cutoff lows over the...

January 24, 2019

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Medicane "Cindy" (Zorbas) hits Greece and Turkey, leaving at least 3 people missing

Medicane "Cindy," also known as Zorbas, as named by Freie Universität Berlin, developed in the Mediterranean Sea on September 27, 2018, and moved past the southwestern tip of Peloponnese, Greece on September 29 with winds of 90 km/h (55 mph) and gusts...

October 01, 2018

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Fully developed medicane in Mediterranean heading toward Greece

A very dangerous and life-threatening storm dubbed Medicane "Cindy" by the EMWMC and also known as Zorbas and Zorba is now fully developed and expected to hit and move over southern Greece on September 29. The storm is bringing severe to extremely severe...

September 28, 2018

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Rapid cyclogenesis in Mediterranean Sea: Medicane "Zorbas" is forming, threatening Greece and Turkey

Medicane "Zorbas" is forming in the southern Mediterranean Sea. Zorbas may hit Crete, Greece late Saturday, September 29 and WSW Turkey on September 30, with hurricane-force winds and locally very heavy rain. Wind damage and life-threatening flash floods...

September 27, 2018

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Rare Mediterranean tropical-like cyclone forms, heading toward Greece

A rare tropical cyclone-like storm dubbed 'medicane' formed in the Ionian sea on November 17, 2017, and is affecting the region with heavy rain and strong winds. This strengthening storm is expected to hit the western coast of Greece on Saturday, November 18...

November 17, 2017

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Rare tropical storm forms in the Mediterranean Sea

A rare tropical storm - medicane - named Invest 90M, formed in the Mediterranean Sea on October 31, 2016. The phenomenon started as a low pressure system located east of Malta on October 29 and strengthened afterward. In a meteorological setting, a low-pressure...

November 01, 2016

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Category 1 medicane system brings landslides and violent floods to Italy and France

Heavy rainfall and winds affected the islands of Sardinia in Italy and Corsica, France as the intense low pressure system moved over the Mediterranean on October 1 and 2, 2015. Landslides and violent floods have been reported across the affected areas. An intense...

October 02, 2015