Footage filmed from cruise ship shows HUGE tornado making its way across the Med

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Incredible footage filmed from a cruise ship shows a huge tornado making its way across the Mediterranean Sea.

A man on a cruise was stunned to see a perfectly-formed tornado in the middle of the Med.

Sam Thompson, 29, was on a cruise ship going from Rome to Palma de Mallorca when he spotted the incredible sight – after a perfectly clear day turned dark and stormy in minutes.

The video, filmed on September 9, shows the tornado – known as a waterspout when found at sea instead of on land.

It can be seen rising up from the middle of the sea in an impressive display, under a mile from the boat where Sam filmed.

Sam, a travel agent from Bolton, Manchester, said: “It was a beautiful clear day, and then all of a sudden we were in this dark cloud.

“I went outside and it was lashing it down with rain and there were these huge waves.

“As soon as the rain stopped, I saw this huge waterspout rise up from nowhere.

“It looked so cool, I knew I had to film it.”

Sam recalled the boat rocking in the force of the storm and the waterspout lasting for “about three minutes” – before vanishing as quickly as it came.

After that, the weather returned to a clear blue sky once more, leaving no trace.

Sam said: “How often do you see something like that less than a mile away from you?”

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