The Weather Channel is reporting that a rare weather event resembling a tropical storm could develop in the Mediterranean and bring heavy rain and gusty winds to Greece.
Known as a Medicane, the tropical-like cyclone is an unusual meteorological episode that occasionally materializes in the Mediterranean during the autumn months.
The Mediterranean is not usually conducive for the development of tropical systems, because it is relatively shallow and there are many land areas that hinder tropical development.
However, a similar low pressure system was reported last year on October 30 and was known as Tropical Storm 90M.
This developed in a similar area over the Ionian Sea, between the west coast of Greece and southern Italy.
Before it was classified as a tropical storm, low pressure linked to the system created high waves that caused minor damage to the coast of Malta.
— The Weather Channel (@weatherchannel) November 16, 2017
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