Supercells and tornado in Puglia region, south Italy – October 9, 2013

A couple of supercells developed this afternoon in the region of Puglia, Italy within the TSTM risk area of Day 1 Outlook 9/10/2013. The first photo is of the supercell in Macedonia, it was accompanied by strong winds, heavy rain and some marginal hail.


Supercell in Manfredonia, Puglia. Photo courtesy: Silvia Novelli / Meteonetwork Puglia e Basilicata ONLUS
Additional information: Video of the supercell; by Silvia Novelli

Another supercell occured in the coastal town Bisceglie. Again, storm structure displaying a nicely striated mesocyclone and wall cloud.


Supercell in Bisceglie. Photo courtesy: Danilo Di Gioia / Meteonetwork Puglia e Basilicata ONLUS

Additionally, a tornado has occured in Soleto, about 10 km south of Lecce in Puglia within the SLGT risk area of Day 1 Outlook 9/10/2013. A textbook mesocyclonic structure of the storm, with RFD cut and flanking line extending behind it.


Tornado between Borgagne and Calimera. Photo courtesy: Supermeteo / Meteonetwork Puglia e Basilicata ONLUS


Tornado between Borgagne and Calimera. Photo courtesy: Supermeteo / Meteonetwork Puglia e Basilicata ONLUS

Here is a closer look on the tornado. Some damage to buildings and trees was reported around Calimero, Puglia. No detailed reports are available yet.


Photo courtesy: Samuel Azorrian / Meteonetwork Puglia e Basilicata ONLUS

And a video of the tornado:

Video courtesy: SUPERMETEO – Centro Meteo Salento, Puglia e Italia.