Spout sprouts sev­eral kilo­me­tres south

Albany Extra - - News -

A spec­tac­u­lar water­spout formed off Al­bany on Sun­day.

The weather phe­nom­e­non was snapped in this photo by An­thony Kowal­czyk, who was on a he­li­copter en route to Break­sea Is­land at about 10am. The spout ap­peared sev­eral kilo­me­tres south of King Ge­orge Sound.

Bureau of Me­te­o­rol­ogy me­dia man­ager Neil Ben­nett said wa­ter­spouts formed through wind shear. “Wa­ter­spouts form when the at­mos­phere can sup­port a shower cloud or thun­der­storms, and when the winds change speed and/or di­rec­tion with height, this is known as wind shear,” he said.

Pic­ture: An­thony Kowal­czyk

A wa­ter spout off Al­bany.

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