20 Apr, 2022 @ 16:55
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Storms form dramatic ‘tornado-like’ waterspout off southern Costa Blanca in Spain

Storms Form Dramatic 'tornado Like' Waterspout Off Southern Costa Blanca In Spain
Proyecto Mastral Torrevieja image

A heady meteorological cocktail of hail, rain, and storms produced a tornado-like waterspout off the southern Costa Blanca on Wednesday morning.

The waterspout appeared at around 8.00 am and was visible for around 20 minutes in the Orihuela Costa and Torrevieja areas.

Waterspout Close Up
WATERSPOUT CLOSE UP(Proyecto Mastral Torrevieja image)

Tornadic waterspouts are tornadoes that form over water and can move inland, which did not happen on Wednesday.

They are associated with severe thunderstorms, and are often accompanied by high winds and seas, large hail, and frequent dangerous lightning.

Heavy showers battered inland areas this morning and parts of the region including Almoradi and San Isidro were hit by hailstorms.

The weather is in stark contrast to a warm and sunny Easter holiday weekend.

Temperatures were not predicted to rise much above 13 degrees on Wednesday, but are expected to leap up by as much as 10 degrees on Thursday with a good quota of sunny intervals.

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Alex Trelinski

Alex worked for 30 years for the BBC as a presenter, producer and manager. He covered a variety of areas specialising in sport, news and politics. After moving to the Costa Blanca over a decade ago, he edited a newspaper for 5 years and worked on local radio.

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