Waterspouts form off the coast of Thailand before tropical storm

This is the impressive moment several waterspouts stretching from the sea to the clouds above formed in southern Thailand. The elephant trunk-shaped streams of water appeared alongside the island of Koh Mak in Trat province on April 16. They began with just one small tornado before four had formed all at the same time. Onlooker Pakorn Sae Tiew said: "Clouds covered the sun and everywhere became darker. The tornados started very quickly with a spinning cloud of water spray next to the sea. Then they grew bigger." Single waterspouts are seen fairly regularly but two or more appearing at the same time is particularly rare. Those seen in the video are known as a fair weather waterspout. They are most commonly found in subtropical areas and usually disappear shortly after they come into contact with land.