Waterspout wows Tel Aviv waterfront
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Waterspout wows Tel Aviv waterfront

Tornado-like funnel that hit the beach city on Monday was as harmless as eye candy

Appearing similar to a hurricane, the waterspout confused onlookers in Tel Aviv who snapped out their cameras to document the event, November 3, 2014. (photo credit: YouTube screen capture/Nadel Hassanain)
Appearing similar to a hurricane, the waterspout confused onlookers in Tel Aviv who snapped out their cameras to document the event, November 3, 2014. (photo credit: YouTube screen capture/Nadel Hassanain)

Tel Aviv’s bewildered residents awoke to a thin funnel-like cloud extending from the sea to the sky Monday morning.

Social media was ablaze with images and videos of the waterspout, which, unlike a tornado, is relatively harmless.

The bizarre phenomenon came amid a day of wintry weather across Israel that saw rainstorms across the country and even hail.

A waterspout is caused by a mixture of weather patterns, differences in atmospheric pressure and changing sea temperatures, and can be common during fall and winter.

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