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Over 600 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:

See also:

Very strong tornadoes in Italy in late autumn

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