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Terrifying waterspout appears off southern Philippine coast

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This is the terrifying moment a huge waterspout appeared off the southern coast of the Philippines.

Onlooker Marwan Daud Suaib captured the weather phenomenon in Basilan province on November 7. The twister’s column was seen descending near the fishing town of Maluso.

Marwan said: ‘It was one of the large tornadoes that formed here recently. Many residents were terrified.’

Waterspout tornadoes form when wind merges from opposite directions near the water’s surface, creating a small area of spin. Warm air at the surface causes the spinning air to rotate faster and it starts to rise – picking up water at the same time and forming a cloud.

Sometimes the air spins so fast that it stretches and a funnel appears from the water to the thunderstorm cloud above.

Waterspouts are generally not dangerous but they can be a risk for aircraft flying through the area and for coral reefs and marine life in the water immediately below. Sailors should also try to avoid waterspouts – as the consequences of floating into one could be disastrous.

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Date
Nov-11-2021
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Newsflare (10105.00)

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