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.
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.
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.
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.
And a video of the tornado:
Video courtesy: SUPERMETEO – Centro Meteo Salento, Puglia e Italia.