Giant Water Column Shocks Italian Coast


Rome: A giant waterspout twister was seen in Genoa, northwestern Italy this Tuesday. This was a most amazing scene on the Italian cost. This splendor was shot by a Russian tourist on a heavy rainy day with thunder and lightning when the waterspout surfaced and rocketed to the sky.

twister-1According to relevant meteorological reports, waterspouts are an intense column vortex occurring over waters and connected to towering nimbus. However sea waterspout is often weaker than its land oriented counterparts.

The winds of a tornado can reach speeds of up to 300 miles per hour (480km per hour) and although most last for less than ten minutes, travelling just a few miles, in extreme cases they can last for hours.

The awe awakening splendor caught on camera by Evgeny Drokov, from Russia, who was on holiday in Genoa with his family.  Mr Drokov said ‘I’ve never seen anything like this before! It was a once-in-a-lifetime experience. From our balcony, we were just two kilometers away from the marvel.


‘We could see it so well because the apartment was located on the hill at a distance. There wasn’t much rain at the time, it was pure luck.’

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