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LONDON (Reuters) - Global warming could trigger hurricanes, or tropical cyclones, over the Mediterranean sea, threatening one of the world's most densely populated coastal regions, according to European scientists.
Hurricanes currently form out in the tropical Atlantic and rarely reach Europe, but a new study shows a 3 degrees Celsius (5.4 degrees Fahrenheit) rise in average temperatures could set them off in the enclosed Mediterranean in future.
Q: Do hurricanes form in the Mediterranean Sea?
A: This answer is from Chris Landsea of NOAA's Hurricane Research Division in Miami. On rare occasions, tropical cyclones (or storms that appear to be similar in structure to tropical cyclones) can develop in the Mediterranean Sea. These have been noted to occur in September 1947, September 1969, January 1982, September 1983, and, most recently, during 13 to 17 January, 1995. The 1995 storm is featured on Jack Beven's Mediterranean Hurricane page. Beven is a lead forecaster at the National Hurricane Center.
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