2. Tornado in India
3. F-3 Tornado in Odisha on March, 2009 – Strongest ever Tornado in India
Odisha March 2009 EF3 category Tornadowhich killed 20 people – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Caq08IAhNP0
4. Tornado vs Waterspout
5. Waterspouts fall into two categories: Fair weather waterspouts & Tornadic waterspouts
6. Tornados in Tamil Nadu
7. Waterspouts in Tamil Nadu
8. Recent Waterspout in Ramanathapuram and others in South India in last 5 years
On 4th June, 2021, a rare Water Spout was captured by Mohamed Jasir M in Periyapattinam in Ramanathapuram. The video is also available in the links below.
4th June 2021 in Ramanathapuram – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IJkm97aAlEM and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YKoejobpmvE
26th November 2017 at Trivandrum – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-OPVk6p2fXw
9. What should a fisherman do if a waterspout is sighted ?
10. Dust Devils are mistaken as Tornado by People and Media
Dust devils form in an upward motion from the ground to the sky. They are short-lived whirlwinds that are mainly harmless. Dust devils form when hot air at the surface begins to rise rapidly with much cooler air above it and higher up into the atmosphere. The hot air then stretches and causes a spinning motion much like a tornado. They are short-lived because cold air eventually gets pulled in and dissipates the dust devil. Dust devils become visible when they form over barren terrain, tarmac, and desert-like terrain. For dust devils to form, you usually need plenty of sunshine, little to no wind, and a very cool atmosphere above. Dust Devils will not have any funnel clouds and there will be no connection from the clouds to land.
We would have seen Dust Devils in open grounds in schools and playgrounds often Eg of dust devil in Tamil Nadu – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F_XcoBbVprk and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0sUkM1mhr4