Huge Waterspout Off Lamma

Reports and pictures are circulating of a waterspout off Lamma yesterday at around 6:00 in the evening (12/08/2014). The waterspout estimated to have been a few hundred meters high was spotted by anglers fishing near Sok Kwu Wan. Thanks to the widespread use of camera phones, we actualy have a photo of it to (featured). 

The Hong Kong Observatory’s data showed that the area had strong convective activity, raising the chance of “waterspouts.” 

Waterspouts are most common in June and July in Hong Kong waters and have occurred several times in recent years, see earlier post on waterspouts in Hong Kong.

 

One pictures taken as far away as Ocean Park even captured it.

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The waterspout off Lamma seen from Ocean Park. (Image from Facbook user Yuri Wong)
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I am a ex-marine biologist but I am still passionate about marine biology and oceanography. I studied Marine Science and completed a PhD in deep-sea ecology and biodiversity. I fell in love with HK's rich marine environment when I was a child. This blog is my collection of interesting facts, news and articles that celebrate and educate on HK's diverse marine environment.

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