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Mini Tornado Phenomenon


Yesterday, the 18th of July, an atmospheric phenomenon occurred in Achada do Teixeira, as a mini tornado started to form.

According to Vítor Prior, from the Institute of Atmosphere and Sea (IPMA in Madeira), this meteorological phenomenon occurs when the atmosphere becomes unstable, and in this case, there would have been wide variations of atmospheric pressure which creates a column of ascending and rotating air. 


Samantha Gannon

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