WATERSPOUTS

Business Traveller (India) - - UPFRONT -

Ev­ery year, more than 400 waterspouts ap­pear in the seas around the Florida Keys. These fun­nel-shaped clouds form above the sur­face of the wa­ter and spin up­wards in a vor­tex towards the cu­mu­lus clouds above. Some­times more than 600 me­tres tall and tens of me­tres in girth, they nor­mally last only 20 min­utes. Waterspouts have been known to suck fish up from sea, rivers or lakes into the clouds. Last sum­mer, chil­dren at a school in north­ern Cal­i­for­nia found dozens of tiny fish scat­tered across their play­ground and school roof. Waterspouts were deemed the cul­prits.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from India

© PressReader. All rights reserved.