‘Medicane,’ a rare, hurricane-like storm, is on track to hit Europe
September 29, 2018
(CNN)People in Greece and Turkey are bracing themselves for a rare and powerful hurricane-type storm in southern Europe’s Mediterranean region, due to hit this weekend.
The storm, often called a “Medicane” (Mediterranean + hurricane) has features similar to hurricanes and typhoons.
According to a study published in 2011
, only about 1-2 “Medicanes” occur per year. These powerful storms usually happen during the months of September and October, when sea surface temperatures in the Mediterranean are still quite warm, although they can occur at any time of year.
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