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British Tourist Captures Huge Whirlpool Outside His Hotel In Corfu

British Tourist Captures Huge Whirlpool Outside His Hotel In Corfu

The world is pretty fascinating. Many things happen that are beyond the understanding of the average mind, such as the weather.

Now, we can all do without a sudden down pour while we're out doing some shopping, and most of the time any snow is an inconvenience, but certain things are great to look at.

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Sitting at home while a lightning storm goes off is quite a spectacle, as are the things like whirlpools.

British tourist Kieran Dickson captured a 30 metre whirlpool on video while on holiday in Corfu, and it's quite something to behold.

It occurred just outside his hotel in the sea, and if you were there, you really wouldn't know how to react.

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"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."

Of course it's not the type of thing you expect when landing abroad, 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!" with the video.

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Apparently the whirlpool only lasted five minutes, but during that time 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, according to The Sun.

When it comes to scary weather, Brits have a very specific way of dealing with it.

Back in 2016 a tornado rather unbelievably circled a small pub garden in Suffolk on a Saturday night. Believably, the patrons in the pub garden decided to finish their pints rather than panic because: Britain.

Reinhard Olbrich took this great photo of the rare phenomenon at The Dolphin Inn pub garden. It looks like something out of a movie but it was actually in the village of Thorpeness.


Some people are saying that it's actually a waterspout rather than a tornado, but still. Quite the sight when you're attempting to enjoy a pint on a warm evening.

Someone else managed to get a picture of the 'tornado' off the coast of Thorpeness. Clearly, it'd got bored of the pub beer garden.


Amy Youngs, manager of The Kitchen @ Thorpeness, told The Mirror: "It was muggy and stormy yesterday and we had all sorts of weather, but we've never seen a tornado over Suffolk before. We were stunned."

You and me both, Amy.

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