VIDEO: Lighthouse Keeper Films Twister From Palagruža

Lauren Simmonds

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Croatia’s most remote lighthouse island is Palagruža. Looking like a secret paradise during summer and like something from an Alfred Hitchcock film in the winter, this far-flung and somewhat forbidding island is sometimes considered the ”last frontier” in Croatia, it is extremely difficult to reach and definitely is not geared up for any type of tourism.

Surrounded by smaller, rocky outcrops made from dolomite, Palagruža is in the middle of the Adriatic sea, and consists of ”Vela” (or Velika Palagruža) a larger island, and Mala Palagruža, a smaller one. Over 100 kilometres from the City of Split and 53 kilometres east of the Gargano peninsula over in Italy, this is certainly not a place to be when it gets stormy.

That being said, the lighthouse keeper on Palagruža, Vojislav Šain, captured some amazing footage of a twister above an angry sea from the island.

As Morski writes on the 3rd of October, 2019, after a series of interesting (and rather daunting) weather events that took place across Dalmatia this past Thursday, which included snowfall on the Dinara and Kamešnica mountains, hurricane storms in the northern part of Dalmatia and a steep cooldown, some really incredible footage arrived from the remote island of Palagruža, writes Dalmacija Danas.

This dangerous meteorological phenomenon was recorded by lighthousekeeper Vojislav Šain. The twister quickly found the ideal conditions in which to develop over the waves and approached the remote lighthouse island, keeping a distance of only a few dozen metres in total. However, it did not cross the island itself, so there was no risk of damage to the lighthouse.

Watch the video here:

YouTube/Dalmacija Danas

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