Rain Bomb Microburst Drops From Queensland’s Sky

This is the amazing moment a Queensland’s farmer captured a “rain bomb” dropping from the sky.

The so-called microbursts are rare incredible natural events… The thing that pilots avoid at all costs.

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A microburst north-east of Roma in Queensland. Photo: Peter Thompson

It looks like “water ball falling” or just as if the bottom of the cloud was falling. The drop itself was quick, like 2 minutes.

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The water bomb is dropping to the grounds. Photo: Peter Thompson

For weather specialists this phenomenon is in fact a sort of downburst known as a microburst.

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Rain bomb explodes on the ground. Photo: Peter Thompson

Such downbursts are a concentrated downdraft, typically lasting five to 15 minutes, and are of unusually high speed such that they can cause damage on, or near, the ground.

This sequence of pictures show the water bomb from its launch to its explosion on the ground. Breathtaking!

Sometimes microbursts are destructive!

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