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Just saw this on the news & the news reader said oh its not a danger to anyone, its not a tornado just a water spout.................. :insane:

 

https://www.portnews.com.au/story/7238381/triple-water-spout-action-off-mid-north-coast/

 

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Still I would hate to be sitting in my boat having a fish & one puts down on top of me, let alone 3 🤨😬

Apparently 3 turned into 5 a bit later 🌪️🌪️🌪️🌪️🌪️..........................😲

 

Pretty amazing spectacle but dont want to be near one! 

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Yeah no danger...unless you end up under one and ALL your gear in the boat gets vacuumed out & disapears!!!!

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Have seen them at different times. As said, do not want to be under one.

I saw one off Maroubra quite a few years ago, a fishing trawler was cruising around having a look at the spout which was near shore, and I would estimate the spout to have been about 100 foot, maybe a little bigger across, by the size of the boat. 

Back in 2015, a water spout crossed the ocean off Cronulla and landed across Kurnell, winds to 213 K/H, equivalent to a Category 3 cyclone. I did not see the actual spout, but the weather radar showed a definite twister in the rain cloud as it crossed land.

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8 hours ago, Yowie said:

Have seen them at different times. As said, do not want to be under one.

For sure. You’d definitely lose all those light cork handline things from your boat ! 🤪

cheers Z

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Here’s one on a trip I took north about two years ago! Same time of year too! 
Was a fair distance from us but we still kept an eye on it! 
 

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I was off Kurnell in the Police launch one time and a huge waterspout kicked off about 200m away. I most definately wouldn't want to be in its path. Lots of power to suck up that much water.

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9 hours ago, Yowie said:

 Back in 2015, a water spout crossed the ocean off Cronulla and landed across Kurnell, winds to 213 K/H, equivalent to a Category 3 cyclone. I did not see the actual spout, but the weather radar showed a definite twister in the rain cloud as it crossed land.

You can still see the path it took, along the coast trail at Jibbon.  Looks like a scythe has cleared the bush at a width of around 100m for almost 1klm before heading off across Bate Bay and then, of course, hitting Kurnell.

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Here's a couple of pics I shot of one crossing land from my front windows just south of Jervis Bay. 

The 2nd pic shows it starting to break up as it moved inland.

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