Huge Dust Devil Spins Skyward in Lanzarote

A huge dust devil spun skyward on the volcanic island of Lanzarote, in Spain’s Canary Islands, on Saturday, February 4, amid weather warnings for the region

Footage by Charlie Fayers shows the dust vortex spinning furiously towards the sky. “A storm blew over with intense thunder, lightning and large hail stones. During the storm a number of tornados broke out across the island,” Fayers said.

Spain’s meteorological agency said yellow weather warnings were in place for Lanzarote on Saturday, with local media reporting a tornado, a hail storm and heavy rain across the island. Credit: Charlie Fayers via Storyful

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