The sudden phenomenon in the Andaman Sea was recorded on videos and photos, and widely shared on social media. Pic: Facebook/Rungrot Kongpiban
Tourists were treated to a spectacular sight of four waterspouts off Satun's resort island of Koh Lipe on Sunday, November 25.

The sudden phenomenon in the Andaman Sea was recorded on videos and photos, and widely shared on social media.

The once-in-a-lifetime weather event took place just before noon on Sunday, November 25 on the Andaman Sea islands, in Southwestern Thailand.

A trio of twisters can be seen threatening menacingly offshore, almost laying siege to the beaches, when suddenly a fourth sea spout stretches down from the heavens near Sun Rise Beach.

The gang of tornadoes hung around for between 10 and 15 minutes before they were obliterated by heavy rains. Weather Forecast Bureau spokesman Surapong Sarapa said waterspouts were common in the Andaman Sea during the rainy season but hardly ever in such big groups.

The event was almost worthy of ‘double rainbow’ status, though the eyewitness who filmed the four tornadoes was somewhat less emotive.