A powerful Mediterranean hurricane is set to hit Crete, as well as other destinations in Greece and Turkey. “Zorba,” as the
Latest IR images of the #medicane in the central Mediterranean show vigorous convection around the center of the system in a growing comma shape: it seems very possible that convection will fully enclose the system in the next hours! Imagery: @meteociel pic.twitter.com/IBl1uikqG1
— severe-weather.EU (@severeweatherEU) September 29, 2018
Severe winds will be associated along the trailing cyclone’s inner core storms while enhanced potential for tornadic supercells exists across the Attica region and Aegean sea where strongly enhanced shear and helicity greatly overlap with strong instability.
The Civil Defense in Greece warned population not to go out unless absolutely necessary. HNMS, the Hellenic National Meteorological Service, issued a warning on Thursday.
Currently, poor weather conditions are causing flight delays, while ferry traffic is expected to collapse on Saturday and Sunday.