WEATHER: it is History, IMMINENT training of a MEDICANE. Updated trajectory of the Mediterranean Hurricane
Real hurricane forming in the Mediterranean In these hours, the stretch of sea between the Sicilian Channel, the Ionian Sea and up to the Libyan Sea is particularly warmer than normal with values 8 ° C above the average of this period, as confirmed by several climatologists and reported today in the Corriere .it.
Thanks to the infiltrations of fresh air that come from the north-east at all altitudes, as a result of the contrasts with the very hot sea surface, a cyclonic structure of particular violence will form which on Thursday 28 and Friday 29 October will take on characteristics of extra tropical cyclone similar to real hurricanes; although the Mediterranean cyclones forming between the Ionian Sea and the Libyan Sea, often even touching Calabria and Sicily, in the past have already repeatedly reached characteristics comparable to a tropical storm, this time we will really face and for the first time to a category 1 hurricane, with winds over 120km / h: it will take on even more striking characteristics with the presence of a clearly visible eye and around which the cloudy bodies will rotate counterclockwise, bringing rainfall of exceptional entity. In technical jargon, wanting to bother the British, this phenomenon is called “MEDICANE “, from the funny union of words MEDIterranean hurriCANE or Hurricane of the Mediterranean, but in essence it is a hurricane.
As often happens when trying to predict this type of extreme phenomena, the trajectory is often unpredictable, however at present it seems that this MEDICANE really intends to hit strongly and again the Sicily.
Anyway we describe the updated trajectory.
The cyclone that later became “Medicane” currently it is already visible from satellite images and after a short break in the early hours of Thursday, it will immediately regain energy by the hour on the Ionian Sea and the Sicilian Channel, so as to reach the maximum power between Thursday 28 and Friday 29. It is therefore an explosive situation to be followed and monitored hour after hour. Among the main consequences in fact we expect the possibility of torrential rains with local strong thunderstorms in Sicily both on the Catania and Syracusano areas, and on the Palermo area by Friday, and unfortunately the real risk of flooding and floods. On the coasts the stormy winds will blow with gusts of over 100km / h with waves up to 5 meters high and the danger of storm surges along the most exposed coasts.Medicane from the Satellite
Medicane provided by ECMWF