While watching my son play rugby yesterday afternoon a sudden storm passed through the Kiama region (about 100km south of Sydney). The tornado spawned at sea and came towards the coast. It touched down just in front of the Kiama headland. You can see it in the bottom left corner of the shot. The tornado lasted for about 15 minutes and did not cause any damage when came ashore. There were actually three tornados in this storm, but this funnel was the best. Also lots of lightning and hail. Quite dramatic and exciting, it happen just as the rugby match was finishing.
According to the Australian severe weather website, there are about 20 tornados per year in Australia. I will post another one soon of the same event over land.
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vapours (8264) 2004-09-06 2:10
Great pic, especially love the detail of the clouds.
bundor (91) 2004-09-06 2:54
Well done, Chris. Didn't have the camera with me, driving south from Nowra at 5pm, with hail like snow on the road, just two black wheel tracks on the highway.
virginia (502) 2004-10-11 15:31
wow! photo is very nice,so mighty
Gloriana (470) 2011-06-28 8:01
Wow! That's a shot!!!
In the middle of the storm!
- Copyright: Chris Chafer (sandpiper) (6788)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2004-09-05
- Categories: Nature
- Camera: Fujifilm finepix S5000, Fujinon 10x Zoom
- Photo Version: Original Version
- Theme(s): Illawarra region [view contributor(s)]
- Date Submitted: 2004-09-05 20:04