Bad weather: the video of a tornado which formed under the storms this Wednesday near Lozère

Bad weather: the video of a tornado which formed under the storms this Wednesday near Lozère

Storms hit Hérault, Gard but also Lozère this Wednesday, September 7, giving rise to impressive images, in particular those of a tornado, which formed in Clavières, on the border of the department.

A tornado, under the storms. The image is as unusual as it is impressive. This is Météo France Sud-Est which shares the video of a user, showing a small tornado, above his garden in Clavierescommune of Cantal located on the border of the department with Lozère.

Low intensity

As Météo France explains in an article, tornadoes in France are generally of low intensity. “All regions can potentially be affected, although it would seem that the North-West quarter and the Mediterranean coasts are the most exposed areas“, explains Météo France, which specifies that “terrestrial tornadoes are mainly observed in the summer period between May and October.

Classified from EF0 to EF4 according to their intensity, tornadoes in France rarely exceed the EF1 stage (winds greater than 178 km/h). Météo France Sud-Est specifies that a field survey would be needed to determine the intensity of that observed at Clavières, but that it is “probably from an EF0 or EF1, no more”.

As for their formation, it is indeed the storms that are at the origin. “The appearance of a conical growth at the base of the cloud towards the ground and the very intense noise of the wind tunnel are harbingers of a tornado”, underlines Météo France.



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