Peter Maier is a 27-year-old from Switzerland who managed to capture a breathtaking moment, when a rare thunderstorm dumped tonnes of water into an Alpine lake. The weather phenomenon is known as a ‘wet microburst,’ which occurs when a sudden burst of downward wind hits the base of a thunderstorm.


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Maier managed to record the captivating scene on video from his hotel terrace at Lake Millsatt in Austria. He described the view as a “tsunami from heaven,” and we just can’t argue with that! Since the video was shared on Facebook, it has already been viewed over 1.6 million times, leaving many people in awe.

Maier is a mountaineer who always keeps at least a couple of cameras with him, ready to capture incredible shots, and this time he definitely succeeded!

Scroll down to see the breathtaking images yourself!

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Peter Maier is a 27-year-old mountaineer from Switzerland

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Recently, he managed to capture a rare weather anomaly

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It is called a “wet microburst”

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He described the view he saw as “tsunami from heaven”

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Since Maier leads a rather active lifestyle, he always tries to capture some unique shots

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This breathtaking moment was shot in Austria, from Maier’s hotel terrace

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Watch Maier’s video to see this phenomenon yourself!

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Many people were shocked by this phenomenon