Medicane over Italy

Medicane over Italy

02 December 2014 06:00 UTC–03 December 14:00 UTC

Medicane over Italy
Medicane over Italy

A swirling area of low pressure over Lazio on 3 December showed a clear eye - indicating a medicane.

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22 October 2020

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02 December 2014

The infrared RGB animation shows convective systems generating in the north-western Mediterranean (Tyrrhenian Sea). These evolved into an almost circular small sized cyclone, known as a medicane.

Met-10 Infrared window RGB (Dust RGB), 03 December 2014 08:00 UTC
Met-10 Infrared window RGB (Dust RGB), 03 December 2014 08:00 UTC
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The storm hit Italy a few kilometres west of Rome, bringing heavy rain to the country.

 
Metop-B Natural Colour RGB, 3 December 08:35 UTC
Metop-B Natural Colour RGB, 3 December 08:35 UTC

On the Metop-B Natural Colour RGB, from 3 November 08:36 UTC, and the composite Meteosat-8 HRV/RGB image, from 3 November 08:00 UTC, a distinct eye can be seen to the west of Rome.

 
Metop-B, 03 December 2014, 08:36 UTC
Metop-B, 03 December 2014, 08:36 UTC
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Meteosat-8, 03 December 2014 08:30 UTC
Meteosat-8, 03 December 2014 08:30 UTC
HRV (70%) mixed with RGB 234 (30%)
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