Medicane / tropical storm in Mediterranean? Yes, a tropical like cyclone (TLC) increasingly likely to develop in thew Ionian Sea later this week.A potentially dangerous feature is seen on the maps this coming Thursday towards Greece – a warm core system or a so-called TLC (Mediterranean tropical cyclone).
A “Medicane” developing between Sicily and Tunisia, moving into the Ionian sea and intensifying into a strong tropical cyclone with winds of 85 km/h & gusts 120 km/h.
The system definitely deserves more attention in the coming days as it could bring dangerous winds, excessive rainfall and high waves along the coast of WSW Greece should the current model guidance verify.