A meteorological phenomenon called Waterpout was recorded by residents of Cienfuegos, Cuba, last Saturday (16). The episode took place under the sea and was posted on social media. research:
According to Cienfuegos County Meteorological Center, the stream was seen between 4:50 pm and 5:00 pm (local time) and did not cause any damage. Although frightening, the Center for Meteorology states that this phenomenon is usually much weaker than terrestrial hurricanes.
Streams of water are formed from a rotating column consisting of a large amount of steam and water, in dense moving clouds, forming a cone whose base turns up and does not reach the ground.
The stream of water that appeared in Cuba is called the “torba waterpout”, which is accompanied by storms and lightning and can cause devastation even if it does not reach the ground.
According to specialists, this phenomenon usually occurs in coastal areas and over tropical and subtropical waters, however, it can also occur in temperate climates as in some places in Europe or the Great Lakes of North America.
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