Wednesday, April 27, 2016

WEATHER PHENOMENON: Intense Columnar Vortex - Waterspout Filmed Over Penrhyn Bay, Wales!

April 27, 2016 - WALES - A mum-of-two captured a twister which formed near Gwynt y Môr Offshore Wind Farm early this afternoon.

Helen Mulley filmed the waterspout on her mobile phone whilst watching the unusual sight from Rhos on Sea promenade.

She said: "The tornado was between the wind farm and the shore. It was pretty big and caught my attention because the sea water was being lifted into the air.

"It was very cool to watch and it lasted a couple of minutes."

Tornadic waterspouts form over water, or move from land to water.

They have the same characteristics as a land tornado and are associated with severe thunderstorms, and are often accompanied by high winds and seas, large hail, and frequent dangerous lightning.

Snow, ice and hail caused difficult conditions in many parts of North Wales this morning.


WATCH: Waterspout spotted over Penrhyn Bay




Hail was blamed for causing a three-car pile-up on Rhuallt Hill on the A55 at 7.20am.

The Met Office has promised more wintery showers, possible thunderstorms and freezing temperatures for the next couple of days.

In 2011 a tornado ripped through a holiday park in Anglesey on a trail of destruction that saw caravans lifted into the air.


- Daily Post.






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