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Is Egypt and Palestine undergoing a truly massive hurricane?

2019-10-25T18:00:53.147Z



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The Eastern Mediterranean region, particularly Egypt and Palestine, is experiencing severe weather turbulence, prompting some to imagine that the region faces, for the first time, a hurricane similar to what we see in the oceans on the US coast each year.

This caused some residents to panic, especially when the image of NASA spread a huge circular cloud, and a diameter of five hundred kilometers, approaching the coasts of the Egyptian Delta and Palestine.

Mediterranean storm
According to the Egyptian Meteorological Authority (EMA), the region is subjected to a severe atmospheric depression that causes temperatures to fall below normal levels with wind, heavy and thunderstorm activity.

The Commission also added that what is happening in the Eastern Mediterranean region is gradually evolving into a so-called "Mediterranean storm" (Medican), a rare phenomenon that is not understood in the Mediterranean, which is similar in nature to tropical cyclones.

But the common term for this phenomenon, which it describes as a "Mediterranean tropical-like cyclone", is what has raised concerns among some. .

The wind speed in the current atmospheric depression is equal to half the speed of a first-degree hurricane (NOAA)

In reality, however, this climate activity is not categorized by global official bodies as a hurricane, and the purpose of this designation is only to separate that phenomenon from tropical cyclones, although it has a similarity in nature.

Not a hurricane
In the current low air, the wind speed cannot exceed 50 to 60 kilometers per hour no matter how high, while the speed of the hurricane in the first degree - the lowest degrees - exceeds 100 kilometers per hour.

Moreover, the main problems facing this type of weather turbulence are not so much about wind speed, but about the intensity of rainfall in these areas, which could pose a threat to the population due to poor infrastructure.

The researchers believe in the scope of climate change that this type of disturbance, although it is usual at this time of year, its intensity may be doubled due to climate change, where the average temperature in the atmosphere is unprecedented, and therefore rise in the temperature of the Mediterranean Sea, Which fuels those phenomena energy.

Source: aljazeera

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