Gallery: Waterspout

Hundreds of residents raced to the coast line at Batemans Bay yesterday afternoon when a waterspout whirled through waters for about 20 minutes.

It is believed the spout was 2km in width and ventured close to Observation Point in Batehaven before it dispersed.

The mini tornado on water is usually caused by a combination of rotating updraught, warm water and thunderstorms.

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