Giant Waterspout Captured Off the Coasts of Huatulco, Oaxaca; “An Aquatic Tornado” | VIDEO


The phenomenon was recorded near La Montosa Island and surprised both locals and tourists, who shared images on social media. A giant waterspout is recorded off the beaches of Huatulco, Oaxaca

A waterspout formed this Saturday off the beaches of the Bays of Huatulco, in the coastal region of Oaxaca. The phenomenon surprised tourists and locals alike.

The waterspout was recorded near La Montosa Island of Tangolunda Bay, in the tourist destination of Huatulco, and was captured by social media users.

Local and state authorities have not reported if this phenomenon caused any damage in the tourist area.

According to data from the Oaxaca State Civil Protection Coordination, a low-pressure channel along with the monsoon trough will maintain the presence of variable intensity rains in different regions of the state, including the coastal area.

Why do waterspouts form?

Waterspouts generally form from the interaction of hot and cold air within unstable environments where storm clouds or precipitation occur.

According to the National Center for Disaster Prevention (Cenapred), a tornado is the most violent atmospheric disturbance.

“It originates at the base of a storm cloud when two air masses of different temperature, humidity, and speed collide with each other, forming a funnel that reaches the land. If it touches a body of water (river, lake, canal, or sea), a waterspout is formed.”

Source: Milenio