A swirling area of low pressure over Lazio on 3 December showed a clear eye - indicating a medicane.
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.
Download IR RGB animation (MP4, 6 MB)
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, 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.
Natural Colour RGB
HRV (70%) mixed with RGB 234 (30%)