People in Italy and Greeceare bracing themselves for a rare and powerful hurricane-type storm in southern Europe’s Mediterranean region, due to hit this weekend.
According to a study published in 2011, only about 1-2 “Medicanes” occur per year.
The current storm, triggered flash flooding across Tunisia and Libya over the past few days before moving north over the Mediterranean towards Europe.
During the day of Tuesday, the bad weather will rise all over Italy, also affecting the Center / North with torrential rains and strong sirocco winds on the Adriatic that will cause a new high water event in Venice
The system is expected to move over the Ionian Greek Islands and southern Greece before picking up speed and heading into Turkey.