Just witnessed the formation of a tornado at 1630 today, around Annaghdown, Co. Galway.
Small white whispy tendril first, then dark grey twisted tube grew and extended down, no clue of distance. Dissipated after approx. 5mins. Couldn't believe our eyes.
Is there any stats on tornadoes here?
There is a photo of a funnel cloud over on the Thunderstorms thread - posted by someone from near the Corrib Lake.
There's a pic looking south from Knockferry.
and you didn't take a video of it OP??😣
wish I did, had my son on my shoulders at the time! 🤣🤣
wonder how common this type of funnel is
I saw very similar to the above pic out by carnmore last year, very wispy and didn't last long but definitely a funnel. was driving at the time, disgusted as I couldn't take a photo.
Saw one over castlebar yesterday too.
woah, never thought they were so common, is there any meteorological logging site\app out there, like what the biodiversity folks have?
cool looking picture
Quite common, Ireland has a high number of funnel clouds for our landmass size.
BTW, they are funnel clouds until they touch the ground. Then they're tornadoes.
The UK has more tornadoes per sq. km than any other country in the world.
gotcha, bit like meteors and meteorites!