PHOTOS & VIDEO: Extreme weather on Crete due to Mediterranean tropical-like cyclone. Major problems throughout the island

A rare meteorological phenomenon hits the island of Crete.

The barometric low with features of a tropical cyclone (medicane*) strikes the island.

Showers and strong winds in Chania caused major problems!

Souda and MAICh junction

Kladissos junction

National Road, Vamvakopolo

Agia Roumeli (photos by Christoph Becker)

*Medicanes are Mediterranean tropical-like cyclones, sometimes referred to as Mediterranean hurricanes.

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