Unusually large waterspout recorded off Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

Unusually large waterspout recorded off Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago

An unusually large waterspout formed in the Gulf of Paria, off Port of Spain, Trinidad and Tobago at around 14:50 LT on Friday, December 19, 2020. The waterspout remained out to the sea, as the thunderstorm it was attached to moved westward toward Venezuela. No…

Rare waterspout forms near the coast of Mumbai, India

Rare waterspout forms near the coast of Mumbai, India

A waterspout was spotted off the coast of Mumbai on Monday morning, October 5, 2020. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) called it a rare phenomenon, particularly because it occurred near the coast. Malabar Hill resident Darshan Khatau captured the waterspout…

World record waterspout outbreak over the Great Lakes

World record waterspout outbreak over the Great Lakes

232 waterspouts/funnels have been confirmed over the Great Lakes from September 28 to October 4, 2020, in the second world record waterspout outbreak of the year, according to the International Center for Waterspout Research (ICWR). From August 16 to 19, 2020, a…

10 simultaneous waterspouts seen off the coast of Louisiana, U.S.

10 simultaneous waterspouts seen off the coast of Louisiana, U.S.

Up to 10 simultaneous waterspouts were seen and recorded off the coast of Louisiana on August 20, 2020. Lake Michigan currently holds the visual record of 9 occurring at once in a single photo. WOW… I am gobsmaked…. 10 #waterspouts at the same time reported off…

First-ever fire tornado warning issued by the NWS, California

First-ever fire tornado warning issued by the NWS, California

A fire tornado produced by the Loyalton Fire in Northern California forced the National Weather Service to issue its first-ever fire tornado warning on Saturday, August 15, 2020. At least five tornado-strength/scale vortices are likely to have occurred within just 2…

Rare atmospheric rivers form at opposite sides of Australia

Rare atmospheric rivers form at opposite sides of Australia

A rare weather phenomenon occurred over Australia this week as almost identical atmospheric rivers formed at the opposite sides of the continent. The weather phenomenon is caused by a stream of moisture that moves in from the tropics, bringing very heavy rain….

Strange summer ‘snow’ falls in Beijing, China

Strange summer ‘snow’ falls in Beijing, China

An unusual weather phenomenon occurred in the Dongcheng District of Beijing, China, on July 28, 2020. According to residents, it appeared like white snowflakes that fell in the area during a hot summer day, but meteorologists said it might be "chal" or…

Rare meteotsunami forms in Upper Chesapeake Bay, Virginia, U.S.

Rare meteotsunami forms in Upper Chesapeake Bay, Virginia, U.S.

A rare meteotsunami formed in the Upper Chesapeake Bay in Virginia on Monday, July 6, 2020. It occurred as intense storms moved through the region, which included hail and strong winds. The National Weather Service (NWS) in Mount Holly confirmed the weather…

Winter pressure system hits Cyprus, in July

Winter pressure system hits Cyprus, in July

An unseasonal low-pressure system brought isolated showers and thunderstorms to Cyprus, mainly in the mountains and inland, on Wednesday, July 8, 2020. Cyprus Department of Meteorology chief Kleanthis Nicolaides said the weather left experts puzzled as such systems…

Ecuadorian Space Agency rules out meteorite impact in El Empalme, Ecuador

Ecuadorian Space Agency rules out meteorite impact in El Empalme, Ecuador

Although the Government of Ecuador initially confirmed that a meteorite hit the Guayas parish in El Empalme early Wednesday, April 22, 2020, causing panic among residents and power outages, experts from the Ecuadorian Space Agency ruled it out on April 23, saying…