WATERSPOUT TO THE NORTH OF GOZO – 8th October 2008

A waterspout was seen just off Xwejni Bay in Gozo at around 5.30pm with heavy rainfall falling from the same cloud also seen. This waterspout remained at sea and no damage was reported. A moist and unstable atmosphere was present over the central Mediterranean together with some wind shear (as can be seen on sounding to the left) helped to create the instability.