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Dublin: 15°C Tuesday 27 July 2021

This photo from Limerick had us worrying that a twister was forming

It almost was…

Image: Damien McCarthy

A PHOTO TAKEN in Limerick yesterday showed what looked like a twister.

However, Met Eireann confirmed to TheJournal.ie that it might in fact just be a funnel cloud.

It said these can and do occur frequently in a situation where there are heavy showers.

So what’s a cloud funnel then?

Turns out a funnel cloud is not dangerous unless it stretches down and touches the ground – in which case it can become a tornado.

Fortunately for the people of Limerick- this funnel remained airborne.

As you were.

Read: Funnel clouds: Should we fear them?>

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