Waterspout forms off coast of France amid heavy thunderstorms

NewsflarePublished: August 10, 2018Updated: August 11, 2018
Published: August 10, 2018Updated: August 11, 2018

A waterspout was spotted off the coast of the south of France as heavy thunderstorms caused flooding in much of the region.

Footage filmed on August 9 near Cassis, Provence, shows the phenomenon, which occurs when a tornado forms over the ocean or a body of water.

Heavy rain also caused extensive flooding in the Ardeche forest and the Bouche-du-Rhone department.

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