The germ of a whirlwind appeared on Thursday in Żychlin in the Lodz region. On Thursday, such a phenomenon can occur in many places in the central and southern part of the country, Arleta Unton-Pyziołek, the weather forecaster, told tvnmeteo.pl. Storms pass through Poland.
Thursday is stormy over a large area of Poland. Weather fronts are moving over the northern, western and central parts of the country. It is raining heavily and the wind is blowing strongly. The Institute of Meteorology and Water Management warns against thunderstorms with hail in most provinces.
Condensation funnel in Żychlin
A dangerous phenomenon appeared in the Łódź Voivodeship. Inhabitant Żychlin in the Kutno district, he observed a condensation funnel, i.e. the beginning of a whirlwind. You can see him in the recording he made after 13:00.
A funnel is a column that rises from the base of a thundercloud and is formed when there are strong updrafts in the cloud. Typically, at a certain height, wind shear occurs and this current begins to twist. At some point, it begins to spin, and water vapor begins to condense in it. If the updrafts in the cloud are strongly developed and the funnel touches the ground, a whirlwind is formed.
“In many places such a phenomenon can be observed”
As explained by tvnmeteo.pl weather forecaster Arleta Unton-Pyziołek, Poland is in a mass of cool, polar and humid air, in the so-called unstable balance of the atmosphere. – Warmer portions of air rise in this cool mass and force the development of cumulus clouds, the formation of entire storm formations, storm fronts – she explained.
– With a strong development of cumulonimbus clouds, there is a possibility of a condensation funnel forming under the base of the cloud, and such a phenomenon can be observed in many places in central and southern Poland – she said.
Main photo source: Kacper Krzempek