Over 500 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 signficitant events, were reported across the central Mediterranean region in late autumn (see links below).

Confirmed tornado reports [QC1 and QC2 level] in 2018 in ESWD. Map is preliminary, based on ESWD output. A final analysis will likely be published by the European Severe Storms Laboratory. Data and map: European Severe Weather Database.

Multiple tornadoes hit Calabria and Puglia regions in south Italy again on Sunday, Nov 25th

Multiple tornadoes hit the south of Italy – November 20, 2018

Large tornado in Nicosia, Cyprus – October 21, 2018

Tornadoes and waterspouts reported across Italy – October 6, 2018

Damaging tornado in Caserta, southern Italy last night – March 12, 2018

Tornado and hailstorms in southern France – January 7, 2018

Tornadoes, hail and torrential downpours in eastern Spain – Jan 6, 2018