Medicane "Zorbas" threatens Greece earlier than expected



The Meteorological Service of the Athens National Observatory have announced that the Mediterranean hurricane will reach Greece on Thursday evening, instead of Friday.

The medicane which is named "Zorbas", will form in the Ionian sea and will bring torrential rain and gale force winds to southern Greece, before reaching Attica, the island of Evia and the Cyclades.

The phenomenon is dubbed a 'Medicane' as it is a tropical-like storm, not of hurricane strength, but can reach a similar strength to a Category 1 hurricane. It is rare for cyclone type weather to occur in Greece, however this will be the third year in a row that such rare weather occurs.


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