Tornado or gustnado in Bari, Italy (nearby photos) – October 15, 2013

A significant wind vortex, currently unknown whether a tornado / landspout or a gustnado, occured on the severe thunderstorm in Bari that also produced large hail on October 15, 2013. Annalisa Lovecchio photographed the event from her car near Castellana.

Source/image credit: Annalisa Lovecchio / Meteonetwork Puglia e Basilicata ONLUS /

The severe thunderstorm sported a very strong updraft, as can be seen from the following photo.

Source/image credit: Meteonetwork Puglia e Basilicata ONLUS /

Special thanks to Francesco Marasco for bringing these images to our attention.