This is the shocking moment a giant waterspout formed near a ferry terminal in Singapore.
The funnel-shaped weather phenomenon extended from the water to a massive cluster of dark clouds above in Tahan Merah Ferry Terminal on July 10.
Ship captain Ayman Husna said: ‘I was quite surprised when I saw it. Although it was not my first time, it was quite huge. It was one of the biggest I have seen.’
The waterspout lasted for almost half an hour before it totally disappeared bringing heavy rains in the area.
Waterspouts are intense columns of swirling tornado clouds that form over a body of water. They are most commonly found in subtropical areas and disappear shortly after they come into contact with land.
They are formed when pockets of warm air near the water surface rise suddenly. Cooler air is then sucked into the low-pressure air, which picks up water and rises towards the clouds in a rotating motion.