Spout sprouts several kilometres south
A spectacular waterspout formed off Albany on Sunday.
The weather phenomenon was snapped in this photo by Anthony Kowalczyk, who was on a helicopter en route to Breaksea Island at about 10am. The spout appeared several kilometres south of King George Sound.
Bureau of Meteorology media manager Neil Bennett said waterspouts formed through wind shear. “Waterspouts form when the atmosphere can support a shower cloud or thunderstorms, and when the winds change speed and/or direction with height, this is known as wind shear,” he said.
A water spout off Albany.