Old timelapse video of Perth cloudburst falsely shared as from Bengaluru

A timelapse video of a huge cloudburst is in circulation with the claim that it is from Bengaluru.

By Md Mahfooz Alam  Published on  9 Sep 2022 1:47 PM GMT
Old timelapse video of Perth cloudburst falsely shared as from Bengaluru

Hyderabad: A timelapse video of a huge cloudburst is in circulation with the claim that it is from Bengaluru.

The video comes as Bengaluru received the second highest rainfall in the city since 1971. Unprecedented heavy rainfall has brought the city to a standstill as roads were inundated, rainwater entered homes, flights were diverted, buses and other vehicles broke down, schools were shut, and boats were pressed into service.

"Someone took a timelapse video of the cloud burst yesterday in Bangalore. Spectacular and scary too," wrote a user who shared the video on Facebook.

Several Facebook and Twitter users have shared the video. Click here and here to access the posts.

Fact Check

NewsMeter performed a reverse image search of the keyframes of the video and found the same video on the website The Weather Channel. According to the website, the timelapse video shows the "wrath of a severe storm in Australia."

The video is credited to Kane Artie. The website also mentions the location as Perth, Australia, and the date of recording as 25 February 2020.

Taking a cue from this, we ran a keyword search and found the same video posted by Kane Artie himself on 25 February 2020 on Facebook. Artie mentions in the caption that he recorded the video from the viewing area at the Perth Airport.

It is evident from the findings that the video was shot in Australia at the Perth Airport. Hence the claim that the video is from Bengaluru is false.

Claim Review:Timelapse video of cloudburst from Bengaluru.
Claimed By:Social Media Users
Claim Reviewed By:NewsMeter
Claim Source:Social Media
Claim Fact Check:False
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