A waterspout seen in Hyères before the arrival of the Mediterranean episode

While the Var and the Alpes-Maritimes are preparing for the arrival of a Mediterranean episode this weekend, a waterspout formed this Friday around 3 p.m. in the harbor of Hyères.

The whirlwind moved at high speed on the waves a few hundred meters from the port of Hyères.

Eric Schwartz, forecaster of the Météo France station in Nice, deciphered the phenomenon in our columns last year: “First of all, there must be a temperature difference between the air and the sea. Then, a convergence between the low-level winds. Finally, humidity, because what we see is neither more nor less than ‘a whirlwind of spray. “

It is not dangerous, except for the boats which would be in its path.


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