A resident sent in photos of a funnel cloud which appeared today, 23rd May, 2022 over the landmass of Black Bush Polder, Region 6, Guyana, South America. Below are the pictures of the funnel cloud which occurred over Black Bush Polder.
Guyana recorded its first funnel cloud video in the year 2019 over the skies of Georgetown, Region 4. To be exact, the funnel cloud was recorded in the afternoon of August 16, 2019. This is not to say that funnel clouds never happened over Guyana before, but this is possibly the first time it was recorded due to readily available mobile phone recording technology.
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Basically, funnel clouds are divided into two categories.
1. A landspout is a funnel cloud which occurs above dry ground.
2. A waterspout is a funnel cloud which occurs over a body of water such as a sea, river, or ocean.
Funnel clouds are powerfully rotating columns of air which descends from a cloud typically during thunderstorms. Funnel clouds which reach the ground often transform into tornadoes.