Yesterday's weather event in C...


Yesterday's weather event in Crosshaven described as a tornado over water

Kellie Murphy
Kellie Murphy

08:50 22 May 2024

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Yesterday's weather event in Crosshaven has been described as a tornado over water.

A Status Yellow warning for thunderstorms was in place for Cork and the majority of the country until 10 'clock last night.

A water spout in Crosshaven caused some boat damage.

Alan O'Reilly from Carlow Weather explains the rare weather event:

"These thunder storms obviously produce thunder and lightning, and torrential downpours, but they can also produce funnel clouds, which are clouds that look like a tornado that come down, and if they touch down, they become a tornado, but if they touch down on water then they called a water spout. So what we saw reported in Cork from Crosshaven was a water spout, which is basically a tornado over water."


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