By Federico Cornetto
This is the terrifying moment a massive shelf cloud inched over a touristy beach.
Storm chaser Stiv Gentili, 38, captured the frightening shelf cloud hanging over houses in his native
Rimini, Italy, and advancing towards the shore on August 2.
The seaside city is a popular tourist destination, with beaches normally crowded at this time of the year.
However, the scary weather event meant that only a few people ventured close to the sea on Friday.
Stiv said: “To start with I was in awe to how big the cloud was.”
“When it came closer some of the of the deckchairs and beach umbrellas were capsized so I had to quickly leave.”