An incredibly surprising “medi-stick” is set to lash portions of Egypt and Israel, bringing the potential for hurricane power twists, overwhelming precipitation and maybe even waterfront flooding in spots. The half and half low-pressure framework, suggestive of tropical twisters yet bearing some mid-scope qualities, is “staggeringly uncommon this far east in the Mediterranean,” as per the U.K. Met Office.
The well-organized framework traverses a 300-mile width over the outrageous eastern Mediterranean Sea, stopped approximately 100 miles south-southwest of Cyprus starting late evening Thursday Eastern Time. On satellite, it looks like a tropical twister, and in reality, it might be fairly close.
Medi-sticks include a blend of tropical and nontropical qualities, with a carefully tropical twister basically unfathomable in the Mediterranean.
That is on the grounds that the Mediterranean, first of all, isn’t in the tropics. The southernmost point in the Mediterranean Sea is more remote north than the northernmost point in the Gulf of Mexico. Winning climate designs seldom, if at any point, produce tropical waves — territories of rainstorms that are a bringing forth element for tropical violent winds — that ignore the Mediterranean. The water temperatures are commonly not warm enough to fuel a tempest, either.
On uncommon events, a nontropical low can wander over the Mediterranean, and a tempest can frame that takes on some tropical qualities. Dissimilar to nontropical violent winds, which are normal at the mid-scopes, medi-sticks highlight a warm center. That requires warm ocean surface temperatures.
Ebb and flow waters over the eastern Mediterranean are 2 to 4 degrees hotter than typical for this season, and the tempest is whirling over probably the hottest waters in the whole Mediterranean.