Costa Rica News – A waterspout dazzled locals and tourists alike in front of Junquillal beach in Guanacaste.
This rare event is definitely a sight to see but it can be too powerful and cause a lot of damage. They have been known to take the roof off a house.
Luckily, neither the one seen Thursday nor the one on March 22 in the Caribbean generated damage. The passage of the current of wind and water avoided land and boats.
The National Meteorological Institute confirmed the phenomenon was generated by cumulonimbus clouds contained in the intertropical convergence zone. It lasted several minutes.
When waterspouts form on land they look like small tornados. In the sea they form a funnel where water is raised and surrounds the current of air that moves it, a captivating sight.