Dust devil tornado rips through car park in the Philippines

Video: https://www.dropbox.com/s/7y6spk3rtq5ttg4/VRP16385.mp4?dl=0

This is the terrifying moment a dust devil ripped through a car park while drivers hide inside the trucks.

Nilbert Sumagui said he was with his colleague waiting for their order when they saw the wind that formed and turned into a violent whirlwind in Padre Garcia Batangas City, Philippines, Monday (March 8).

They quickly climbed into their car and watched the tornado until it disappeared.

Nilbert said: ‘I was curious about how it would disappear and I saw it was gone after it hit the parked truck. Fortunately, it didn’t go where we hid.’

Dust devils are a type of whirwind tornado that form when the sun heats a patch of land and the air above becomes warmer and rises quickly.

Cooler air then moves into the low-pressure gap left by the rising warm air. The new drafts of cooler air also heat up, rise and the cycle continues, picking up dust and debris making the spiral visible.