Brazil is 1,000’s of miles away from the Wirral on Merseyside and is famous for its hot sunny beaches, so the last thing you would expect is a pitch black sky and a spinning column of air that looks like a tornado heading towards you.
But thats what happened on 1st March this year.
What looks like a tornado smashes into a beach in Penambuco, Brazil, and started throwing beach umbrellas and people into the air.
Watch the dramatic video below:
Local Vanessa Quechua said, ‘It picked up chairs, umbrellas and even a small child was thrown by the strong wind. Many people came running and screaming for help.’
The waterspout was described as a ‘tornado at sea’, by locals.
Waterspouts are intense columnar spinning vortex of air (usually appearing as a funnel-shaped cloud) that occurs over a body of water.
In the common form, it is a non-supercell much weaker version of a tornado but over water.
Not something we should expect on New Brighton beach..
Check out this other angle showing the size of the waterspout: