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Hungarian Tornado – Wait! What?

By Robert Velkey // 2017.05.24.

If somebody says Tornado… usually the following picture comes to our minds:


However, this is not always the case. According to the Cambridge dictionary, a tornado is a strong, dangerous wind that forms itself into an upside-down spinning cone and is able to destroy buildings as it moves across the ground.” This means that, for a funnel cloud to be called a tornado, it doesn’t necessarily need to be in visible contact with both the surface of the Earth and a cumulonimbus cloud.

After an unexpectedly cold  “post-winter season, now Hungary is experiencing an extremely fickle Spring. Sometimes it is beautiful, sunny summer time, and sometimes unexpected thunder storms pop up in  parts of the country. This Tuesday, the latter occurred…

On the 23th of May 2017, near Dunaújváros, a small Tornado appeared, which you can see in the video above. Fortunately, it was not a destructive one and it didn’t cause a disaster, but to tell the truth it seems scary and beautiful at the same time.

This was the 6th Tornado in Hungary this year.




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