Huge waterspout makes dramatic appearance over Genoa, Italy


A huge waterspout, accompanied with a strong thunderstorm, has made a dramatic appearance over the sea of Genoa Bay, Italy, media reported on October 20, 2015.

Evgeny Drokov, who has been visiting Genoa with his family on a holiday trip, has taken impressive photos to document the appearance of the intense tornado-like event.

Video credit: Mail Online

"I've never seen anything like this before! It was a once-in-a-lifetime experience, we were about two kilometers (1.24 miles) away from the tornado on our balcony. It was our last morning of family vacation in Genoa before driving back home. We had been packing the bags, and then the show began! We could see it so well because the apartment house is located on the heel at a distance – there wasn't much rain at the time, it was pure luck," Mr Drokov said afterwards.

Waterspout is a tornado-like weather phenomena which happens when the funnel cloud touches the water surface. Winds associated with this phenomena can reach 480 km/h (300 mph).

​Featured image: Waterspout over Genoa. Image credit: Mail Online


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