Over 500 tornadoes reported in Europe and the Mediterranean region in 2018
Over 600 tornadoes have been confirmed in Europe and the Mediterranean region in 2018.
By far the most tornadoes were reported along the coast of the Mediterranean. These are both non-mesocyclonic waterspouts as mesocyclonic waterspouts/tornadoes. In particular, numerous tornadoes including some signficiant events, were reported across the central Mediterranean region in late autumn (see links below).
Confirmed tornado reports in 2018 in ESWD. Map is preliminary, based on ESWD output. Data and map: European Severe Weather Database.
And here is the final analysis by ESSL:
In 2018, 628 tornadoes were reported in Europe. 172 reports were for tornadoes, 372 for waterspouts and 84 reports were not classified. Of the 172 tornadoes, 23% were F0, 27% F1, and 5% F2; the remaining reports were not classified. pic.twitter.com/xSpHofdSQ6
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