Medicane over Italy

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

Medicane over Italy
Date & Time
02 December 2014 06:00 UTC–03 December 14:00 UTC
Satellites
Metop-B, Meteosat-10
Instruments
AVHRR, SEVIRI
Channels/Products
Natural Colour RGB, Dust RGB (Infrared window RGB), HRV

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
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.

 

Meteosat-8, 03 December 2014 08:30 UTC

Metop-B, 03 December 2014, 08:36 UTC

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

See also:

Medicane Qendresa hits Malta and Sicily (07 November 2014)
Medicane over lower Adriatic Sea (17 April 2012)

 
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