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British Tourist Captures Huge Whirlpool Outside His Hotel In Corfu

British Tourist Captures Huge Whirlpool Outside His Hotel In Corfu

While the UK is gearing up for a scorcher Bank Holiday weekend, it's easy to forget that all around the world there are incredible and outrageous things happening as a result of Mother Nature.

Now, while no one wants to put up with a sudden down pour of rain or snow while we're shopping, there are certain things are great to look at.

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Like whirlpools - they would definitely be on the list of things that you'd want to pull up a chair and watch in wonderment.

British tourist Kieran Dickson managed to capture a whopper of a whirlpool that measured roughly 30-metres wide while on holiday in Corfu, and it's quite something to behold.

It occurred just outside his hotel and while it might be awesome to watch, we can imagine it would have been pretty intense to see in person.

"It was so surreal seeing the whirlpool. We caught the beginning of it where it formed before it continued through the village of Kassiopi," Kieran said. "I was so shocked. I have never witnessed anything like this before and although it was probably something to be worried about it was amazing to witness."

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It's not the type of thing you expect when you travel to a gorgeous Greek island, especially if you're from Scotland, home to some of the dreariest weather known to man.

Kieran alluded to this, writing: "Left the sunshine in Scotland and arrived to this weather in Corfu!"

Corfu. Credit: PA
Corfu. Credit: PA

Apparently the whirlpool lasted for five minutes and during that time, it sent all sorts of items into the air. The phenomenon usually happens when opposing currents meet, where land juts out into a body of water.

The Greeks should take a leaf out of a British book when it comes to keeping your cool during dramatic weather.

When most of the UK was being battered by The Beast from the East and the follow-on storms, some people just thought 'fuck it' and went out on the lash.

Because we might say 'no' to icy roads, 'no' to working on a snow day, and 'no' to weather that has quite literally been claiming lives, but we will never say 'no' to the pub.

We might cower at the thought of shoveling the driveway but throw booze into the equation and Brits are actually a rather resilient bunch.

Featured Image Credit: Kieran Dickson/Storyful

Topics: Viral, Greece, Weather, Storm, Interesting, Community, Nature

Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie is a Trending Journalist at LADbible. His first job was as a newsreader and journalist at the award winning Sydney radio station, Macquarie Radio. He was solely responsible for the content broadcast on multiple stations across Australia when the MH17, Germanwings and AirAsia disasters unfolded. Stewart has covered the conflict in Syria for LADbible, interviewing a doctor on the front line, and has contributed to the hugely successful UOKM8 campaign.