Twin waterspouts whirl in Italy

Take a look at these amazing pictures of two waterspouts which formed off the coast of Castagnetto Carducci in Italy.

Waterspouts are whirling columns of air and water mist and look like tornadoes.

There are two different types of waterspout: fair-weather waterspouts, which are the most common, and tornadic waterspouts.

Fair weather waterspouts have a very short life-cycle and are usually very weak, with wind speeds of around 30mph.

These two waterspouts appeared at the same time, but disappeared before they reached the land.

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