Occurrence of Water Sprout in Malaysia

On April 1, after a heavy downpour in the noon, a sensational water sprout was witnessed in the Malaysian town of Tanjung Tokong. A waterspout are tornadoes that occur over a water body and in some instances may also move from land to water.

The water sprout spun on Monday for around five minutes before it dissipated offshore. This activity seemed to have caused minor damages to the buildings and blew off the roofs from a couple of houses in the vicinity. It is to be believed that a watersprout this large is often caused by rotating thunderstorms.  The town’s people instantly took to social media and uploaded videos of the frightening weather phenomenon on the internet.

In the previous years, water sprouts have been witnessed in Cuba in 2016 and in Italy’s south western city of Salerno in 2018.