the many tornadoes and snorkels filmed and photographed this weekend!

the many tornadoes and snorkels filmed and photographed this weekend!
the many tornadoes and snorkels filmed and photographed this weekend!

The situation weather reportweather report was very unstable this weekend with violent thunderstorms scatteredscattered throughout France due to a cold drop. This depression positioned right over France caused chaotic weather. And even if a risk of whirlwind phenomena was envisaged by weather specialists, the number of whirlwinds filmed and photographed surprised everyone!

Among these phenomena, the most spectacular is undoubtedly the tornado that occurred in Eure-et-Loir this Saturday, May 18 around 4:30 p.m.

The tornado occurred between Loigny-la-Bataille and Nonneville, near Orgères-en-Beauce, but caused no damage.

It was filmed and photographed by numerous witnesses. This is the ninth tornado recorded in France since 2024, according to the Keraunos observatory. It is estimated that between 20 and 50 tornadoes occur per year in France, at least, but it is very rare to have such clear videos of the phenomenon.

This very well formed tornado, but of rather weak intensity judging by the appearance of its whirlwind, left a trace of around 800 meters in the fields!

Several snorkels were also captured in images: these beginnings of tornadoes that do not touch the ground are completely harmless.

The most impressive was filmed Friday around 4:45 p.m. in Marans in Charente-Maritime.

Another tuba performed at the La Ferté-Alais airshow, in Essonne south of Paris.

A few days before, two snorkels had been observed side by side in the Cher.

Of the waterspoutswaterspouts were also filmed near the western coast: these are tornadoes on the water.

Like this waterspout filmed by different webcamswebcams in Audierne in Finistère this Saturday.

Although very close to the coast, the waterspout did no damage.

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