An Irish farmer captured the moment a 'dust devil' whirlwind swept his hay into the air.
Johnny Connolly's video shows the dust devil, which is caused by a swirling updraft during sunny conditions, in full force.
The Kildare farmer told the Farmers Journal it left a track of 100ft wide through the hay.
Kildare farmer Johnny Connolly took this footage of a whirlwind or as it is known in Ireland traditionally a sí gaoithe, translated to 'fairy wind'. It is caused by a swirling updraft of air during sunny conditions. Johnny said it left a track of 100ft wide through the hay. pic.twitter.com/RUQ67A2b0C
— Farmers Journal (@farmersjournal) June 24, 2018
Flat, dry land, sunny conditions and low winds increase the likelihood of dust devils.
- Digital desk