VIDEO: Bizarre 'mini tornado' caught on camera in Worcester

VIDEO: Bizarre 'Mini tornado' caught on camera in Worcester

VIDEO: Bizarre 'Mini tornado' caught on camera in Worcester

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A MYSTERIOUS apparition spotted in the car park of a Worcester restaurant has captured the imagination of people across the city.

Worcester News reader Ross Withers recorded a video of what appears to be a small tornado in the car park of The Pavilion in the Park in Tybridge Street on Saturday afternoon.

In the video the strange apparition can be seen moving across the car park surrounded by curious onlookers before fizzling out at the fence with Cripplegate Park.

Ross, who lives in Lower Broadheath, said he had just gone into the bar with some friends when he heard a commotion from outside and went out to see what was happening.

“We heard screaming and went outside to see an umbrella about 60 feet in the air,” he said.

“Someone shouted ‘there’s a whirlwind’.

“It was a bit scary, really.”

He said a lot of people were recording videos of the strange occurrence.

“Quite a few people were recording it and a lot of people were trying to keep their kids away from it because it was spitting stones all over the place.

“It left a trail on the car park – it was quite powerful.”

Bar supervisor of The Pavilion Jack Fletcher was at the scene and said it was like “a massive gust of wind”.

“It was really weird – everyone was backing away from it,” he said.

“We had one of our umbrellas fly out towards the river. Luckily no one was hurt.

“I’ve seen mini tornados on the internet, but nothing like this.”

But Ian Michaelwaite from Pershore-based netweather.tv identified the mysterious formation as a dust devil.

“It was a reasonable warm day and the tarmac obviously gets fairly warm so the hot air rises,” he said.

“But there was a layer of colder air so when the hot air rose it clashed with the low pressure and creates a kind of upside-down tornado.

“As you can see in the video it stops as soon as it gets to the grass.

“It’s more often seen in fields after harvests.”

He said they are more commonly seen in rural areas of America, where they can sometimes get very large.

“It does look quite bizarre,” he said.

“Sometimes you can’t see them because there’s no dust.

“It’s very fortunate to be that close to one.”

Here's another video of the dirt devil. This one's from Olivia Hartley:

 

 

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5:29pm Tue 6 May 14

pinkfluff says...

Great clip.....shame about Mr Rude who walks into shot at the end!! Some people are sooooo oblivious.
Great clip.....shame about Mr Rude who walks into shot at the end!! Some people are sooooo oblivious. pinkfluff
  • Score: 7

6:34pm Tue 6 May 14

I'm_not_bitter says...

pinkfluff wrote:
Great clip.....shame about Mr Rude who walks into shot at the end!! Some people are sooooo oblivious.
There's always one! But, of course, he's more important, so that's OK.
Well done, Ross.
[quote][p][bold]pinkfluff[/bold] wrote: Great clip.....shame about Mr Rude who walks into shot at the end!! Some people are sooooo oblivious.[/p][/quote]There's always one! But, of course, he's more important, so that's OK. Well done, Ross. I'm_not_bitter
  • Score: 8

8:59pm Tue 6 May 14

Redhillman says...

pinkfluff wrote:
Great clip.....shame about Mr Rude who walks into shot at the end!! Some people are sooooo oblivious.
Just his body language and the manner in which Mr Rude saunters in to shot tells us all he's a kn*b. That apart, great footage of the dust devil!
[quote][p][bold]pinkfluff[/bold] wrote: Great clip.....shame about Mr Rude who walks into shot at the end!! Some people are sooooo oblivious.[/p][/quote]Just his body language and the manner in which Mr Rude saunters in to shot tells us all he's a kn*b. That apart, great footage of the dust devil! Redhillman
  • Score: 8

9:18pm Tue 6 May 14

Hugh Wattmate says...

Ah thats kinda cool and interesting. :) Good to see someone got a video of it as unfortunately most events like this come with no evidence and just are not believed.
Ah thats kinda cool and interesting. :) Good to see someone got a video of it as unfortunately most events like this come with no evidence and just are not believed. Hugh Wattmate
  • Score: 2

12:41pm Wed 7 May 14

BanjoLegs says...

Turn your phones by 90 degrees when videoing please!
Turn your phones by 90 degrees when videoing please! BanjoLegs
  • Score: 0

4:07pm Wed 7 May 14

CYNIC_AL says...

Hardly front page news... Oh wait!
Hardly front page news... Oh wait! CYNIC_AL
  • Score: 0

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