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Tornado in Galway

  • 25-07-2021 5:29pm
    Registered Users Posts: 1,983 ✭✭✭

    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?

    🌦️ 6.7kwp, 45°, SSW, mid-Galway 🌦️


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,913 ✭✭✭Danno

    There is a photo of a funnel cloud over on the Thunderstorms thread - posted by someone from near the Corrib Lake.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,915 ✭✭✭Andrea B.

    There's a pic looking south from Knockferry.

  • Registered Users Posts: 18,069 ✭✭✭✭fryup

    and you didn't take a video of it OP??😣

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,983 ✭✭✭jkforde

    wish I did, had my son on my shoulders at the time! 🤣🤣

    wonder how common this type of funnel is

    🌦️ 6.7kwp, 45°, SSW, mid-Galway 🌦️

  • Registered Users Posts: 367 ✭✭KrakityJones

    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.

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  • Administrators, Computer Games Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 32,112 Admin ✭✭✭✭✭Mickeroo

    Saw one over castlebar yesterday too.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,983 ✭✭✭jkforde

    woah, never thought they were so common, is there any meteorological logging site\app out there, like what the biodiversity folks have?

    🌦️ 6.7kwp, 45°, SSW, mid-Galway 🌦️

  • Registered Users Posts: 187 ✭✭sergioaguero

    cool looking picture

  • Registered Users Posts: 2,339 ✭✭✭The One Doctor

    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.

  • Registered Users Posts: 8,219 ✭✭✭Gaoth Laidir

    The UK has more tornadoes per sq. km than any other country in the world.

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,983 ✭✭✭jkforde

    🌦️ 6.7kwp, 45°, SSW, mid-Galway 🌦️