A swirling funnel, made of sand and dust, was captured near Gdynia in the Pomeranian Voivodeship by Reporter 24. Photos showing this unusual phenomenon, also known as a dust devil, were sent to Kontakt 24.
On Contact 24 we received photos of the dust devil spotted on Sunday in the area of the Wiczlino estate in Gdynia, located in the Pomeranian Voivodeship. An unusual phenomenon was captured by Reporter 24 Andrzej.
Dust whirlpools appeared on Sunday also in Mazovia, as reported on Twitter by the Institute of Meteorology and Water Management.
How a dust vortex is formed
A dust vortex, also known as a dust devil, is a phenomenon that occurs when dust or sand particles, sometimes along with small objects, rise above the earth’s surface. These phenomena occur during warm and cloudless days. They are favored by dry weather conditions. Dust devils are shaped like a rotating column of small diameter.
The “lifetime” of a typical dust vortex is several, up to several tens of minutes. They can be found virtually anywhere in the world. They usually do not cause material damage.
The large dust vortex may look like a whirlwind. However, the formation of a whirlwind is always accompanied by violent weather and it forms under a thundercloud.
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