The Mediterranean region does not come to rest. Floods and flash floods are feared, an island is badly hit again.
Mediterranean – After the record amounts of rain, there are more storms in the Mediterranean area. Flash floods are possible in some holiday regions. They are “very, very dangerous,” warns meteorologist Paul Heger on wetter. com. *
Storm in Greece: peak values up to 500 liters
The trigger for the “really tricky situation”, according to Heger, is a low pressure area that rotates over southern Italy and slowly moves towards the southern Balkans over the next few days. This is enriched with cool air that has flowed from northeast Europe over the warm Mediterranean. Water temperatures around 25 degrees ensure a lot of energy and a lot of moisture, which pours in the form of heavy rain – up to and including Monday.
The southern Balkan coast as far as Greece are affected, where heavy rain and heavy thunderstorms, especially in the Greek Aegean Sea, can cause peak values of up to 500 liters per square meter.
More severe storms in the Mediterranean area on the approach
In addition to Greece, North Macedonia and Albania have been affected by the severe storms until today, Monday. “But then it will hit Italy, the Balkans and Eastern Turkey again,” said weather expert Heger.
Weather forecast: Germany threatens a new cold front
The cold front then retreats to the northeast, but this cold air flow breaks out again over Germany and through to the Mediterranean *. Therefore, the next low is already forming in the regions affected by the current storms.
Greek island of Evia experiences next catastrophe
After forest fires in summer and heavy rain, the Greek island of Evia * will be hit by the next catastrophe. Severe floods on Sunday night caused massive damage. Especially the north of the second largest Greek island was affected, houses were flooded, people had to be rescued, parts of roads collapsed and beaches were devastated. “That has never happened in our community, no stone is left standing on the other,” said the mayor of the village of Mantoudi, Giorgos Tsapourniotis, in an interview with the Greek television broadcaster Open on Sunday.
The downpour caused so much damage mainly because the lack of trees and bushes after the forest fires could not stop the water. New precipitation has been announced. * Merkur.de is an offer from IPPEN.MEDIA.