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

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…

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

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…

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…

Medicane “Trudy” (Detlef, Bernardo) makes landfall in Algeria

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…

Forecast models hint development of two medicanes by November 12

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…