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WATCH: Rare Tornado Hits Istanbul, Turkey

By Eric Leister, Meteorologist
August 6, 2014; 8:41 AM ET

Heavy rain, thunderstorms and even a tornado hit parts of Istanbul, Turkey, on Saturday.

The tornado, which started as a waterspout, moved inland dealing damage to parts of the Golden Horn and Eminonu districts of the city.

Meanwhile, other parts of the city that were spared by the tornado had to deal with flash flooding as a thunderstorms rolled through the city Saturday afternoon into Saturday night.

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The fast-moving upper-level disturbance which caused the thunderstorms and tornado was over central Turkey on Sunday as much improved weather returned to the city.

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