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Waterspouts formed in Limassol (videos)

November 30, 2018 at 12:56pm

Parts of the island are experiencing thunderstorms, strong winds and heavy rain since Thursday due to a low pressure weather system.

Facebook page ‘Weather Forecast-Tasos Ierodiakonou‘ shared videos of waterspouts that formed on Friday in Limassol.

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 fire storms.”

Panayiotis Mouskos of the Met Office said thunderstorms are expected in some areas of Cyprus on Friday, but the extreme weather conditions will weaken by Friday night.

He said thunderstorms were forecast for the west which will also affect the south, and later in the afternoon may affect the interior.

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