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Aftermath of Hurricane in the Mediterranean

Loads were affected as a ‘Medicane’ hit several countries causing disruption and chaos.

In late September, there were several reports of a hurricane (also known in this situation as a medicane), set to hit several countries, such as Greece and Italy. This ‘medicane’ brought heavy rainfall and strong winds through these countries from the Mediterranean Sea. The weather centre gave several severe weather warnings to all those affected.

What is a Medicane?

A Medicane (Mediterranean Hurricane) is a subtropical system. Although they generally occur twice a year, they often go unnoticed by weather agencies and few Medicanes hit hurricane level. This weather is a result of poor low pressure in an area of the Mediterranean sea.

What countries were affected?

The Medicane hit the Greek islands resulting in torrential rain and strong winds. Several schools have been forced to shut and trees fell down, hitting power lines in the northern suburbs of Athens, along with fire departments receiving over 350 calls just to remove debris.

There was also flash flooding in Tunisia and Libya which killed at least five people.

What’s happening in the Mediterranean now?

While the skies in Greece soon got back to being clear blue, the Met Office tweeted that we can expect more heavy rain in the Mediterranean over the coming days.

  • By Meghan Welsh, Reporter

  • Sources: The Weather Channel, Sky News, Accuweather

BREAKING: Typhoon Jebi Japan’s Strongest in 25 Years

Typhoon Jebi hit Japan with extreme winds and pouring rain, killing six people.

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With reports of winds up to 172km/h and heavy rain, Typhoon Jebi hit the southern areas of Japan around noon, causing the death of at least 6 people and injuries to over 160 (according to Japanese public broadcaster NKH).

It made landfall on Shikoku island before moving across the country’s largest main island of Honshu.

In Kyoto parts of a railway station roof came down and in Osaka Bay it swept a tanker into a bridge.

Over a million people were evacuated from their homes in the affected areas while warnings of high waves, flooding, and mudslides were given.

Authorities have urged people to move to safety as tens of thousands have already been left without power.

Jebi is the first typhoon classed as “very strong” by Japan’s  Meteorological Agency to hit Japan’s main islands since a typhoon in 1993 that left 48 people dead or missing.

  • by Alison Kealy, Editor of East Kilbride
  • sources: BBC News, CNN news, Daily Express, The Guardian

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The Hottest Year Ever Recorded

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