Cloudburst time-lapse is from Perth, Australia, not Jamshoro
Video shared as cloudburst from Jamshoro
Claim: A cloudburst time lapse is being shared on social media with the claim that it is from Jamshoro during the torrential monsoon of 2022.
Fact: The video is from Perth, Australia and was shot in February 2020.
Fact or Fiction?
On 19 August, 2022 Senator and Federal Minister on Climate Change, Sherry Rahman shared the video with the following caption:
“Today on 19 Aug, 2022 we recorded the heaviest rainfall ever in one day all over Sindh, at 355 mm, setting a new record for rainfall in 24 hours which was at 238 mm on 31Aug2011. Many areas saw non stop rain for 3 days. Unprecedented storm Cloudburst over Jamshoro via @pmdgov”
The time lapse was actually shot by photographer Kane Artie in Perth, Australia. Artie shared the video on 1 August 2022 on his Instagram, however, in the comment section, he revealed that the video was shot in 2020. He later pinned the original post from February 26 2020 on his Instagram account.
A day after posting, Sherry Rahman deleted the video and addressed it in the following tweet.
Soch Fact Check conducted a CrowdTangle analysis for the 7-day period since 15 August to 22 August using the following search terms:
- Jamshoro Cloudburst
The search turned up 1654 interactions across10 posts. The posts can be found here, here, and here An organic Facebook search turned up two more posts with the false claim, the first receiving 466 views and the second receiving 431 views.
A keyword search of “Jamshoro Cloudburt” on Tweet Binder found that the term had been used in 113 tweets. Tweets containing the false claim can be found here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, and here. Indian Twitter user Alinda Sangma further added that the cloudburst caused thirty people to lose their lives and rendered over a hundred homeless.
Conclusion: A viral video of a cloudburst was not taken in Jamshoro in 2022, but was shot in February 2022 in Perth, Australia.