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This morning, around 9:30 a.m., it was possible to see (and photograph for La Vanguardia Readers’ Photos) a spectacular stretch of water off the coast of Garraf, as can be seen in these photographs captured in Vilanova and la Geltrú and in Cubelles.

The waterspout or waterspout is a funnel containing an intense vortex or whirlwind that occurs over water, usually connected to a cumuliform cloud.

In this case, although they are similar in appearance, in this case we cannot speak of tornadoes. Called “cap de fibló” in Catalan, they form under the base of large cumulus clouds or cumulonimbus and can represent a serious risk for navigation.

As can be seen in the images, it appears as an intense column or whirl-shaped vortex, usually funnel-shaped.

In the photographs you can clearly see how it is linked to the large cloud above and how it generates the whirlwind over the water of the Mediterranean.