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Tornado damage rated EF3 South Africa

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Tornado damage rated EF3 South Africa

Severe storms ravaged the Panbult, Mpumalanga region in eastern South Africa last Friday.  Consequently the tornado snapped many trees over open country. The twister terrified several people as they watched it roar over open fields. Although one woman was hysterical no injuries occurred.

The tornado caused extensive damage and a survey gave it a rating of EF3. Several photos and videos show the a long lived tornado. South Africa has experienced several tornadoes this storm season.

 




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Fire tornado breaks out on Kangaroo Island

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A fire tornado develops on the periphery of the fire! Consequently the wind interacts with the inflow on the other side causing spin. Obviously the side by side shear creates a tornado combing with extreme heat.

I wonder if this is the type of tornado caused a fatality a few days ago. However we know that may have been stronger. This is spectacular but rather scary. Interesting to see just how the low grass got singed sideways. Did you notice the fire inflow jet coming around the side?

 


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Weather News – Supercell bushfire thunderstorms, tornadoes, fire-whirls and other deadly fires that spin

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Weather News - Supercell bushfire thunderstorms, tornadoes, fire-whirls and other deadly fires that spin

https://www.weatherzone.com.au/…/supercell-bushfire-…/530809

Great article on supercell and tornadoes based on pyrocumulonimbus clouds.

An analogy has to be drawn to the fire devils and supercell initiated tornadoes from the smoke plume itself.

Here is a video of an organised fire with structure and inflow
https://fbwat.ch/1iYbAXiCTws5M8N9

Weather News - Supercell bushfire thunderstorms, tornadoes, fire-whirls and other deadly fires that spin

Yes, fires can spin.

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