They are called “dust devil” in the USA where they can sometimes become very violent. A dust devil formed this week in France. This kind of phenomenon can occur in good weather, when dry and unstable air enters rotation and raises dust or sand from the ground. Dust devils are common in Australia and dust devils in the United States, extremely rare in Europe. But with climate change, the weather is going crazy, new proof with this unprecedented phenomenon filmed in the Alpes-Maritimes. According to testimony reported by BFM TV, the whirlpool that formed in the south of France was several meters high and moving at low speed. It was filmed near the town of Blausasc, in the Alpes-Maritimes. The phenomenon is so exceptional that Météo France shared the video on Twitter on Saturday May 28, 2022.
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