A stunned community in west Sri Lanka were delighted when they were hit by a downpour of raining FISH. A village in Chilaw reported that a storm had left behind scores of fish lying on roads, grass and roofs after they heard heavy thuds across the district. The fish, which are fine to be eaten, fell during treacherous weather after scientists believe they were lifted out of the river during strong winds before plummeting back down to the ground.
Scientists said this happens when swirling whirlwinds over relatively shallow water become waterspouts, sucking in almost anything in the water including fish, eels and frogs. But this isn’t the first time the country has been plagued with mysterious bouts of rain – back in 2012, south Sri Lanka encountered a rainfall of prawns when a similar event occured.