November 14 2012 – Strange Weather in Japan: Tornado, hail Storm and lightning
A massive waterspout and a tornado have swept through the western region of Japan on Wednesday. No injuries or damages were reported. Japanese broadcaster Fuji TV showed dramatic footage of a large waterspout over the ocean in Wakayama Prefecture. According to the meteorological agency, the waterspout lasted about 10 minutes and disintegrated before arriving on land. Additionally, around the same time as the tornado developed in Wakayama, a smaller tornado was witnessed in Ishikawa Prefecture after a hail storm and lightning shook the town. Tornadoes are relatively rare in Japan.
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