A waterspout surprised the tourists and inhabitants of Cancun, Quintana Roo. This phenomenon of nature could be captured several kilometers from the sea.
Incredible phenomenon in the sea of Quintana Roo
The waterspout was captured from the beach by a user of social networks and its video has gone viral.
This is a spectacular phenomenon caused by atmospheric conditions. They are also known as marine manga and have the appearance of a large cloud mass funnel-shaped, which descends to the surface of the sea, rotating at high speeds, and causes some water and foam to rise.
They are exclusively aquatic and their development is short-lived. Its diameter can range from 15 to 30 meters, although there are records of up to 75 meters. Their average duration is from 8 to 12 minutes and they rarely reach half an hour or more.
According to a study by the University of Quintana Roo, its speed of travel is 5 to 20 km / h, and are of less intensity than tornadoes.
The maximum speed of the wind in rotation does not usually exceed 130 km / h compared to tornadoes that can exceed 400 km / h.
Regularly the waterspouts are not dangerous for the boats and are usually scarce in comparison with other meteorological phenomena.