Dust devil tornado tears through car park in the Philippines

Video: https://www.dropbox.com/s/zxyd3w95vrsbrr8/VRP70754.mp4?dl=0

This is the moment a dust devil tornado formed in a car park in the Philippines.

Footage shows the swirling gust of wind and dust moving across the vacant area in Nueva Ecija province on October 5 afternoon.

Onlooker Jaime Butcon said he was hiding behind a wall while from a safe distance as he filmed the rare weather phenomenon.

He said: ‘It was very small at first but I started to worry when the wind approached near my car. Fortunately, it disappeared after a few 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.