Raining Fish

  • This all happened in west Sri Lanka.
  • Steve Cleaton Forecaster from BBC Weather Centre was the person who reported it.
  • This happened Friday, August 20th, 2004 They noticed it when they woke up.
  • They say this happens because fish rain usually occurs when swirling whirlwinds over relatively shallow water develops into waterspouts and sucks in almost anything in the water including fish, eels and even frogs.


  1. Each fish was about 3-5 inches long.
  2. This isn't the first incident to happen there.
  3. Some of the fish were still alive.
  4. Villagers would go collect the fish that were still alive, and keep them to eat.
  5. Fish is a very valuable commodity there.
  6. Prawn rain and acid rain has occurred there before. So this is definitely not the first strange thing to happen there.
  7. They also thought that maybe it was because the River Teme was running with blood.