Bribie Island Waterspouts Earlier this Year

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Today we look back at a day that saw Bribie Island struck by a waterspout that did significant damage on Sunday April 6th, 2014. Winds reached in excess of 100km/h and brought down a number of trees.

Here’s a few cool videos from that day.

There are a few different ways waterspouts can be formed. They can form attached to fair weather cumulus clouds and are usually quite weak and short lived in this form. They can also form in the same way as tornados as part of thunderstorms. Tornadic waterspouts are stronger and more damaging. You can find out more information about in Waterspouts in this Wikipedia article.