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Record-breaking year for tropical disturbances

by Noonsite 2 Oct 11:09 BST
Record-breaking year for tropical disturbances © Noonsite

Already at the statistical peak of hurricane season there have been so many tropical systems spinning around the Atlantic basin this season that for the second time in history the Greek alphabet has had to be dusted off for naming storms - and there are still two months to go!

Talking of Greece, the western Greek islands (Ionian in particular) have endured another Medicane (Mediterranean Hurricane) - the last being in 2018. Images of sunken and mangled yachts, plus quaysides and streets inundated with mud and rocks from the hillsides, are circulating on social media as cruising boats enjoying some late summer sailing in these popular islands are shocked by the intensity of the storm. Another blow for these Islands after suffering an already difficult tourist season.

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