A swirling area of low pressure over Lazio on 3 December showed a clear eye - indicating a medicane.
06 September 2022
02 December 2014
The infrared Dust RGB animation (Figure 1) shows convective systems generating in the north-western Mediterranean (Tyrrhenian Sea). These evolved into an almost circular small sized cyclone, known as a medicane.
The storm hit Italy a few kilometres west of Rome, bringing heavy rain to the country.
On the Metop-B Natural Colour RGB, from 3 November 08:36 UTC (Figure 3), and the composite Meteosat-8 HRV/RGB image, from 3 November 08:00 UTC (Figure 4), a distinct eye can be seen to the west of Rome.
Medicane Qendresa hits Malta and Sicily
A Medicane brought severe weather to parts of the Mediterranean in early November 2014.
Medicane Numa over the Ionian Sea
Numa was a Mediterranean tropical-like cyclone, or Medicane, with the properties of a subtropical cyclone.
Medicane over the Mediterranean Sea
In late October 2016 both Meteosat-10 and Metop 'saw' a Medicane that formed over the Ionian Sea.