Parts of the island are experiencing thunderstorms, strong winds and heavy rain today due to a low-pressure weather system. On Friday morning, a video of a waterspout that formed off the coast off Episkopi was caught on camera and posted on the Facebook pages of Kitas Weather and Weather Enthusiasts of Cyprus ( Kairofili).
According to britannica.com, a waterspout is “a small-diameter column of rapidly swirling air in contact with a water surface. Waterspouts are almost always produced by a swiftly growing cumulus cloud. They may assume many shapes and often occur in a series, called a waterspout family, produced by the same upward-moving air current. Waterspouts are closely related to other atmospheric phenomena such as tornadoes, whirlwinds, and firestorms”.
Publiée par Stelios Athini sur Jeudi 14 novembre 2019