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Watch: rare 'waterspout' twisters strike off the coast of Norway

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Watch: rare 'waterspout' twisters strike off the coast of Norway

<p>These are the rare twisters that have been causing surprise among Norwegians.</p> <p>The mini tornados were spotted off the southern coast of Norway, near Arendal, and their number and ferocity are reportedly unusual.</p> <p>Espen Bierud, of Norway’s Institute of Marine Research, told <a href="http://www.thelocal.no" rel="external">www.thelocal.no</a>: “Many people standing around me said they’d never seen anything like it Norway.” </p> <p>The force of the tornados was such that water was being sucked up off the surface of the sea.</p> <p>State meteorologist Arild Mentzoni, reported <a href="http://www.newsinenglish.no/2014/06/24/mini-tornados-spotted-over-sorlandet/" rel="external">www.newsinenglish.no</a>, said twisters were rare in Norway.</p> <p>Mentzoni, <a href="http://www.nrk.no/sorlandet/skypumper-over-arendal-1.11794854" rel="external">speaking to Norway's NRK channel</a>, added: “It rotates so powerfully that it pulls in the water surrounding it.</p> <p>“It is not unusual that we have what we call a waterspout, but they are not often as strong as it appears in these photos.” </p> <p>For more videos <a href="https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSrZ3UV4jOidv8ppoVuvW9Q" rel="external">see euronews' YouTube channel</a>.</p>