Weather Phenomenon That will Blow Your Mind
The weather is an ongoing source of wonder and beauty. At some time it is also deadly and weird. Here are some of the top weather phenomenon that you have probably never seen, or didn’t even know existed. We think we know all about the weather and the world but you don’t; some of these you won’t believe exist, but they do.
A Brinicle is an icicle made up of brine. It is created when very cold salt water meets ocean water. They form beneath the ice under the ocean when the salt water is tremendously cold. Looking like underwater tornadoes these brinicles hang down under the top of the sea and are just like a large icicle or hollow stalactite found in a cave. As salt is heavier than water it all clumps together and forms these amazing beauties of nature. If you ever you want to see a Brinicle, you better put on that deep freezing water wet suit with lots of thermal underwear before venturing into such freezing cold water!
2 Fire Whirls
Fire whirls are one scary weather phenomenon that are dangerous; hence their other titles of fire devils and fire tornadoes. A Fire Whirl is a flame whirlwind which occurs when turbulent wind condition and massively intense heat collide. In Australia, being one of the most driest countries in the world and constantly battling bush fires they are unfortunately see far to regularly. In 2003, during the bush fires that swept the Country’s Capital state, a 1,600 foot wide fire whirl with speeds exceeding 160 miles per hour occurred which resulted in the equivalent of a F3 tornado.
This is one weather phenomenon that may be great to watch on TV but not one you would wish to view in person.
3 Catatumbo Lightning
An amazing phenomenon that occurs in our atmosphere in Venezuela. It appears to only occur over the Catatumbo River mouth. Within the higher levels of the atmosphere the cold and warm fronts meet which forms occur in the right conditions when this incredible lightning display occurs. The methane gas which comes from the nearby marshes allow the clouds to act as an electricity conductor. These lightning strikes occur frequently and are powerful over a very small area which is considered to be the world’s greatest single generator of tropospheric ozone.
If you are a lightning lover then travel to Venezuela and put these are on your must see list.
4 White Rainbows
We have also see rainbows and they are beautiful, but have you seen a white rainbow? Also, known as a fog box they form when droplets of water in the air are minuscule in size and collect together. The light splits the normal light spectrum and combines to give the rainbow an amazing white color.
A Waterspout is a concentrated vortex circular in shape like a funnel. These water spouts only occur over a body of water and can occur very close to land. A lot of water spouts are seen around the Australian coast land and appear out of nowhere, and disappear the same they. They are also referred to as water tornadoes however are non-super cell and nowhere near as dangerous as a normal tornado. The waterspouts dissipate over the water and do not touch down on land. They are an amazing sight and occur anywhere over the water and can be very visible from the coast of beaches and headlands around the world.
Water spouts are not just singular events and can occur in rows or clumps over the ocean and are an amazing sight to see if you are lucky enough to grab a glimpse of them.