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What are medicanes? The ‘supercharged’ Mediterranean storms that could become more frequent

The flash flood that has killed thousands of people in Libya this week followed a “medicane”, a rare but destructive weather phenomenon that scientists believe will intensify in a warming world. The term is an amalgamation of the words Mediterranean and hurricane. Used by scientists and weather forecasters, it is less well known to the wider public. Medicanes, which tend to form over parts of the Mediterranean Sea near the north African coast, are similar to hurricanes and typhoons although they can develop over cooler waters.

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  • Joseph Githinji

    38 w

    This is dangerous, a reason for the world to work in synergy and fight the common enemy that is climate change effects.

    • rosebellendiritu

      39 w

      That's disastrous!this shows how prone the world is to disasters like this and more,if we continue with the norm of not acting right and quick in tackling climate change

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