This is a follow-up post. The initial post on this topic can be found here: Tropical Waterspout
Ok. On reviewing the other images taken on Wednesday, I spotted more funnels.
And on taking more HDR pictures two days later, on Friday (21 April 2017, just after 2pm), bloddy ell, nearly every other image had a waterspout in it. Indeed, in a couple of the new photos, there were two waterspouts.
Not being a weather expert (hey, our only weather-related expertise in Ireland & Britain, is on the various types of rain, numerous hues of grey, and the infinite shades of green), I am not entirely clear as to what is going on. The waterspouts seem to appear and disappear rapidly (seconds, not minutes, from the time they appear til gone). They seem to move quickly.
Are these fair weather waterspouts draining solely from cumulus clouds, or do they (like their tornadic waterspout cousin) suck up ocean and river water too?
Does this phenomenon only occur during the change of seasons – or does it happen all across the wet season? If the latter, then why have these things not appeared in my previous 7 years of photos taken in these mountains? Or maybe, I didn’t focus on cloudy weather imagery. Or maybe, there is something going on with our weather systems. All these questions, and no answers…..darn, my head hurts. 🙂
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