Very warm Mediterranean sea – and what that means for severe weather in the autumn

We take a short look at the weather patterns across the Mediterranean in the autumn that produce severe weather and how high sea surface temperatures may affect them. Mediterranean sea surface temperature over the past week. Very warm! Map: Consorzio LaMMA. Mediterranean sea surface temperature anomaly (and other seas around Europe) over the past week. All are well above the 1979-2000 average, the Mediterranean locally by as much as 4 5 C. Map: Meteociel.fr. There are several weather patterns that generate particularly severe thunderstorms across the Mediterranean, particularly the N-CNTRL part. As summer progresses into autumn increasingly deep troughs enter the Mediterranean region, producing severe weather setups. Major flooding – particularly along the Ligurian coast (NW Italy) and north Adriatic … Continue reading Very warm Mediterranean sea – and what that means for severe weather in the autumn