Singapore – A great waterfall is spotted off Singapore's shores on Saturday morning (May 11).
Facebook User Grace Ng posted three videos of the watercraft near Tangong Pagin Terminal.
The videos show unusual dark skies and clouds in the background, with the watercraft extending from the clouds to the sea.
Her husband, Mr. Justin Lim, 31, told the Straits Times that the videos were being taken at 9:00 on Saturday from their condominium building at 76 Shenton Way, which is close to Tangong Pagar Terminal.
"It was about rain and the sky was quite dark, and then I saw a line in the horizon that started to get closer," said Mary, an economist.
It was the first time he saw a waterproof and was amazed at how close it was to the beach, he added.
"It was weak in the beginning, but it became more than it was close," said Mr Lim.
After 15-20 minutes, the watercraft was noticeable, he noticed.
Attorney Miles Binney took a video of the sail @ marina phenomenon at 8am.
His two-year-old daughter has pointed it to him, and it was the first time he had seen a waterproof, he told St.
"It went down the straits and then turned straight into the docks," said the 33-year-old.
"Lucky it was jamming at that point. It looked much bigger when it came out."
Instagram user @frarsg, in Italian residing in Singapore, took a photo of the waterspout looming behind the Central Business District from the Mandarin Oriental at around 9.15am.
A video sent to Citizens Journalist site stamp showed the watercraft moving behind the Singapore flyer and sandy marina.
According to the National Environmental Protection Agency (NEA), a water-based short-lived weather phenomenon, which has been seen occasionally throughout Singapore's coastal waters, which usually dissipate rapidly on reaching the coast.
The life of a watercraft disappeared from a few minutes to half an hour.
They typically form underneath the cumulus or the Kumulonimbus clouds over warm coastal waters just before showers begin.
The "funnel" is formed by water droplets in a rotating vortex of air.
In a tweet at 9.54 on Saturday, NEA issued a heavy rain warning, saying that moderate to heavy Thunderi showers with gusty wind are expected over the south, east and central areas of Singapore between 10.20 and 11.00.
"PUB says lightning flushes may occur in the event of heavy rain," the tweet added.
The warning was later canceled in a tweet at 10.32 am, saying the heavy rain was eased.
Last January, a watercraft was spotted off the east coast, with unusually strong winds sending boats flying at East Coast Park. It was accompanied by stormy weather and flood risk alerts as heavy rainfalls fell on many parts of the island.