Weather Malta’s Facebook page has shared a video and confirmed that a Mediterranean hurricane, also known as Medicane will be formed in the south of the Mediterranean in the coming days. According to the mathematical models, it could pass slightly close to Malta and that the most powerful hurricane in the Mediterranean with the name of Zorbas could also be formed.
Mediterranean Hurricane CONFIRMED! ALL weather models are predicting the formation of a Mediterranean Hurricane or Medicane in the southern Mediterranean over the next few days and some of these are indicating the edge of it may pass close to Malta! This Medicane has already been named as Zorbas and could potentially become the strongest every Medicane in the Mediterranean! Please LIKE and SHARE for others. Thanks.IKKONFERMAT il-formazzjoni ta' Urugan Mediterranju! Il-mudelli matematiċi KOLLHA tat-temp qegħdin ibassru l-formazzjoni ta' Urugan Mediterranju jew Medicane fin-nofsinhar tal-Mediterran fil-ġranet li ġejjin u xi wħud minnhom qegħdin jindikaw li tarfu jista' jgħaddi qrib Malta! Dan il-Medicane diġa ngħata l-isem ta' Zorbas u jista' jsir l-aktar Urugan Mediterranju b'saħħtu li qatt kien hawn fil-Mediterran. Jekk jogħġbok, agħfas LIKE u SHARE għall-oħrajn. Grazzi.
Posted by Malta Weather on Wednesday, September 26, 2018
The Meteorological Office of the Malta International Airport advised rather strong to locally strong to very strong North Northeast winds until 11pm.
Motorists and pedestrians are kindly advised to avoid the area known as il-Fossa in Valletta (Triq il-Lanca) due to high waves caused by strong winds.Photo: Google maps
The Police Force advised on Facebook for people to avoid driving or walking in the zone known as l-Fossa, Triq il-Lanċa in Valletta due to rough sea, as a result of the strong winds.
There have been strong winds since Wednesday and many boats were left stranded on the Maltese coasts, specifically in Xemxija, where the Police closed off a part of Xatt Pwales last night and directed traffic away from the location due to rough seas and stones carried onto the roads.