This is the moment a huge waterspout twists its way towards the coast of Brit holiday hotspot Majorca following a heavy rainstorm.
The adverse weather conditions that affected the north-east of Spain earlier this week moved on to the eastern region of the Balearic Islands, causing power problems and flash floods, according to reports.
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Having just returned to school after a lengthy summer break, students in 19 municipalities across the Balearic Islands learned that their classes have been suspended due to the storms.
The weather conditions also produced a huge waterspout that was filmed approaching the coast of Raco de s’Arena in the south of Majorca.
Videos show the waterspout spiralling towards the coast while attached to a dark brooding cloud.
Another clip shows tables and chairs moving along a flooded public square.
Reports said that the Balearic Islands have been placed on orange alert as more storms with winds of over 60kph (37mph) are expected over the coming days.
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Local media said that no one was injured during the twister’s lifespan.
Waterspouts have a five-part cycle starting with the formation of a dark spot on the water surface, then a spiral pattern. This is followed by the formation of a spray ring and then the funnel, before finally disappearing.
They take place over water while tornadoes occur over land. In rare cases, a waterspout will continue moving onshore where it technically becomes a tornado.
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