The Medicane – meaning Mediterranean hurricane – has similar qualities of hurricanes and typhoons and has already caused flash flooding across Tunisia and Libya over the past few days. It has now moved north to the Mediterranean and towards Europe. The storm will cause the sea to pick up more tropical-like features normally associated with hurricanes. These include gale-force winds and even an eye in its center. Areas of Greece and Turkey will be hit with heavy rains and very strong winds. The system is

expected to move slowly over Crete and southern Greece on Saturday before picking up speed and heading into western Turkey on Saturday. Slow moving storms heighten the risk of dangerous flooding, with the devastation caused in the US early this year as hurricanes Harvey and Florence crept through eastern states. On Crete and other southern Greek islands, just four to six inches of rain could fall and lead to flash flooding. READ MORE