Gale-Force Winds Blow Water Back up Waterfall
The extraordinary winds are a product of Storm Henry, which prompted severe weather warnings and caused thousands of power outages this week. →
The wind is so strong in Scotland that water is getting blown back up waterfalls, seemingly against the laws of gravity.
Footage shared by a cottage rental firm based in Mull, Scotland shows 90 mile per hour winds stopping a waterfall on the Isle of Mull dead in its tracks earlier this week.
The extraordinary winds are a product of Storm Henry, the latest windstorm of the season, which has prompted severe weather warnings and caused thousands of power outages this week.
While Henry's waterfall-stopping powers were certainly impressive, the strongest recorded wind of the UK/Ireland windstorm season so far occurred on Jan. 29, when Storm Gertrude produced a blustery gust that reached speeds of 105 miles per hour.
This post originally appeared on DSCOVRD.
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