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Look at it go! Waterspout spotted off the coast of Gozo
The footage was shot yesterday.

Kim Vella

The Maltese Islands were served some seriously wild weather yesterday, with plenty of rain and lots of wind hitting the country.

Most interestingly, however, was the funnel cloud that formed close to the coast of Gozo, right before sunset...    

Local weather page It-Temp Madwarna took to social media to share an image of this meteorological phenomenon that seemed a bit too close for comfort.   

The post explained that the waterspout later developed into a mini sea hurricane!  

Waterspouts are intense vortexes that arise over a body of water that are usually associated with developing storms. Could this be a warning of more rainy weather to come? 

Did you spot yesterday's waterspout?

13th January 2022


Kim Vella
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Kim Vella
A highly curious explorer always looking to find her next adventure. Kim loves sharing her experiences and what's happening on the Maltese Islands. When not writing, you’ll probably find her playing around with some clay or somewhere surrounded by trees. She's always up for listening to people's stories about anything to do with nature, a passion project or issue you feel needs tending to.

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