‘And I think to myself what a wonderful world’ by Louis Armstrong is a song we have all hummed whenever we find ourselves in the nature’s lap.
However, when it comes to rainstorms, we can barely find ourselves humming this tune or any other. Rainstorms are is if the wrath or fury of nature, some cynics would say.
But the wrath or as Peter Maier describes ‘Tsunami from Heaven’ turned out to be one of the most beautiful sights ever. Maier, a videographer, captured a time-lapse which shows an incredible cloudburst dumping huge amounts of rain in a condensed period of time. Don’t believe us? Look at the picture below –
The video shot shows how the grey clouds moved above the lake area and then let loose a giant burst of rain only over a particular spot in the lake.
Situated in Carinthia of Austria, Lake Millstatt, bore witness to the stunning phenomenon. The video shows the lake rippling when the clouds took over the stage. The clouds then moved toward the hill and the lake was calm as ever again.
This lifetime of a memory was shot by the 27-YO Peter, a Swiss, from his balcony on 10 June, 2018.
He said: "When I arrived it had already started to rain slightly.”
"I decided to make a short unprofessional time-lapse of the lake and the clouds - you can see I have the lens directed directly to the lake."
According to Higher Perspective, what Peter filmed is a form of an anomaly known as a wet microburst
MNN also reported the incident and revealed how Peter was himself left dumbstruck as he set up his camera on a hotel terrace that towered the lake.
Peter wrote on Facebook: "One can't plan on capturing such images. It was a lucky shot."
According to Accuweather, a microburst is: "A small column of exceptionally intense and localized sinking air that results in a violent outrush of air at the ground."
‘Microbursts are accompanied by significant amounts of precipitation - as in Maier's case - which is defined as a 'wet microburst', as reported by the Insider.
Take a look at the time-lapse yourself:
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