Tornadoes in the Sound of Harris

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Two tornadoes formed near Pabbay in the Sound of Harris on Tuesday 10th June during a violent thunderstorm with hail.

Dr Eddy Graham, from Lews Castle College UHI, explained that this was followed by severe thunderstorms in the Minch and over North Lewis.

Photos by Raymond Campbell.
Photos by Raymond Campbell.

Dr Graham captured a time-lapse movie (above) which shows beaver’s tail cloud above the War Memorial in Stornoway.

He said: “A beaver’s tail cloud is an incipient funnel cloud (from what a tornado develops). You can see the tail pointing downwards towards the ground, but it doesn’t quite form a funnel... though it nearly did!”

Keep up to date with all with Dr Eddy Graham’s weather blog at: uhi-mahara.co.uk/view/artefact.php?artefact=1628&view=598.

Photos by Raymond Campbell.

 

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