Dust devil trornado whips through car park in the Philippines

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Footage shows a dust devil tornado whipping through a car park in the Philippines.

Construction worker Anthon Quintas recorded the rare weather phenomenon while working on site on April 18 in Angeles City, Pampanga province.

He said: ‘The jeep almost wrecked because the tornado stayed beside it. It looked so scary and lasted for two minutes.’

Dust devils are a type of whirlwind 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 as it rises skywards.