In October 2021, we published an article about Guyana’s first recorded tornado. In light of this event which may very well be the result of climate change, we’ve decided to publish this article about funnel clouds – because several funnel clouds appeared over Guyana, and funnel clouds are closely linked to tornadoes.
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A resident sent in photos of a funnel cloud which appeared on the 23rd of 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.
Funnel clouds are powerfully and violently rotating columns of air which may turn into tornadoes if they touch the ground. It turns out that the funnel cloud did touch the ground and turn into a tornado on the 22nd of May, 2022. However, we only received this update yesterday, 24th of May, 2022.
Guyana recorded its first funnel cloud 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.