Every single person in the world experiences different types of weather every day. We are all accustomed to the likes of heavy wind, rain, snow or blazoning sunshine, but we are also aware that Mother Nature has some more extreme types of weather that she can throw at us. Luckily, most of the more dangerous types of weather are relatively rare, meaning the likes of tornadoes, hurricanes, forest fires and sandstorms are something that the vast majority of people will not experience regularly. This does not stop them from being a danger to millions of people, though.
The thing is that despite all those common types of weather that everybody is used to or has heard of, there is still a surprising amount of other natural forces that can be exceptionally odd and bizarre. They might be things that only happen in very specific places under exact circumstances, or just be incredibly rare. Whatever the case, there are a variety of weird weather phenomena that might seem implausible at first glance. You might even have seen some of them in movies or read about them in fiction and thought that they could not possibly be real, when in fact they are just as genuine as the wind or rain.
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Waterspouts are fearsome weather phenomena that have been a constant menace to sailors. Appearing over large bodies of water, such as the sea or ocean, waterspouts appear as huge vortexes that appear to suck up water into the accompanying clouds. They are essentially tornadoes that appear over water rather than land, and will generally be formed throughout intense storms and strong winds. While they are generally weaker than normal tornadoes, they can still cause significant damage to ships and, if they move onto land, can be a threat to property.
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Fire whirls are a very spectacular type of weather than can form in places experiencing intense heat. Also known as fire tornadoes or fire devils, the phenomena is actually not a tornado at all, instead they are more like an ordinary whirlwind as they are created due to the ground heating up the air around it, forcing it to rise from the ground at great speed. As the hot air rises it begins to pull up more air in such a way that a vortex is formed due to the rapid movement. If there are any items on fire or embers on the ground, these can be sucked into the whirlwind, causing a chain reaction that can see a blazing fire that races towards the sky.
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