A Video Of A Tornado In KZN Over The Weekend Has Gone Viral! Watch The Video Of This Huge Tornado Here!
A very unusual weather phenomena hit Kwa-Zulu Natal over the weekend as a huge tornado swept through Vreyheid and Dundee on Saturday. Looking like something out of a movie, a video of it was taken on a phone, showing residents watching in amazement as it moved around the field.
Many weather experts have said that it was “normal” for tornadoes to be observed, particularly in November and that tornadoes were mostly likely to hit the eastern parts of the country during spring and autumn. Although the tornado is clearly huge, there were no injuries or damage reported. This is due to the weather conditions at this time of year that allow tornadoes to form.
A tornado, which is a violently rotating column of wind, in contact with the ground often visible as a funnel cloud. November, which is a a high storm period, provides the unusually warm humidity in low atmosphere areas for tornadoes to develop. Other reasons that a tornado can form is when dry air in the middle atmosphere is quickly cooled by rain in the thunderstorm, that assist in tornado formation.
Watch the video of the tornado here
Other Tonadoes reported In The Country
Yesterday, a storm in Soweto, Johannesburg damaged more than 20 houses in Protea Glen. Although they have not declared it a tornado, they have not ruled out the possibility that it might have been one. Weather SA forecaster Vanetia Phakula said, “From what we saw on radar it didn’t look like a tornado… all I could see was the storm was moving very fast. I won’t rule out the possibility [that it] was a tornado, but we would need to send someone out there to look at the damage. This was because a tornado made a distinctive circular pattern of damage where it passed.”
There were no injuries reported, however a number of homes were seriously damaged as their roofs took a lot of impact from the possible tornado.
*information sourced from www.news24.com