Beautiful and ominous waterspout seen at Pulau Tekong

Beautiful and ominous waterspout seen at Pulau Tekong

Stomp reader Leon was intrigued to see a waterspout at Pulau Tekong yesterday, Nov 17.

He recounted: "Braving a potential storm to go to Pulau Tekong was a bad idea, when we got there, it started to rain and it didn't stop.

"But we did manage to catch this amazing photo, what looks like a twister type tornado of sorts, like the hand of God touching Pulau Tekong in a distance.

"It came and went pretty quickly."

A waterspout is defined as "an intense columnar vortex (usually appearing as a funnel-shaped cloud) that occurs over a body of water, connected to a cumuliform cloud."

They are often confused with tornados, which happen on a much larger scale and can cause destruction, as well as airplane contrails, which are man-made and formed by the water vapor from an aircraft's exhaust.

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