Mediterranean + Hurricane = Medicane

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In a super active hurricane season, we’re watching Beta. Yeah, the second letter of the Greek alphabet. No wonder this interesting, yet not unexpected weather phenomenon has occurred. It is 2020 after all.

“This low first moved off the northern coast of Libya on Tuesday and drifted to the north and east across the Mediterranean Sea.

Medicane is an informal name for a nontropical storm that moves over the Mediterranean Sea and gains some tropical characteristics as it strengthens over the warm water. Medicane is a combination of the two words “Mediterranean” and “hurricane.”

Janus has already brought damaging wind gusts and flooding rainfall to western Greece and will continue to do so into Saturday.”

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