video of waterspout in UK interacting with land

Bill Hark

Jan 13, 2004
Richmond Virginia
Can't say I wouldn't be tempted to swim on out and let it hit me. Wonder what that would look like should you be scuba diving under one of those...

I wonder if anyone has any radar grabs of this event. I am not sure if it is my imagination or not but the vortex appeared to continue well inland, so I am wondering if indeed this was more of a tornadic event...however it indeed seems to be more water/landspoutish just by appearance alone. Hard one to call... but very interesting watching the circulation crash into the cliff!
There's a simple answer to this (the tornado was seen off of Brighton, East Sussex):

It was a tornado over water which moved over land - terms like 'tornadic waterspout' just show why giving a phenomenon a different name, just because of where it formed is not appropriate IMO!