Incredible water spouts off Australia’s east coast have been compared to ‘the beginning of an alien invasion’ by the baffled locals
- Incredible water spouts were raised meters in the air on Tuesday afternoon
- The spouts were caused by the cool air flowing over the warm water
- The audience was impressed by the height and size of the towering water spouts
- NSW Incidents Alerts Facebook warned the public about the formation of storms
Incredible spirals of water rose from the ocean into the sky during a storm off the coast of New South Wales.
The amazing water spouts were seen off the coast at Taree, Harrington and Old Bar when the storm hit NSW’s Mid North Coast on Tuesday afternoon.
The water spouts are formed when cool air flows over warm water, such as the ocean, creating a powerful draft that then locks into a spinning column.
The incredible water spirals were seen from NSW’s Mid North Coast during thunderstorms
In recent days, temperatures in NSW have dropped due to a low-pressure system.
Social media users were in awe of the supernatural towers of water that climbed several dozen meters above the sea.
The NSW Incidents Alerts Facebook page warned the public of the storms along the NSW Mid North Coast.
“A series of storms have formed along lower parts of the Mid North Coast with multiple waterspouts forming offshore, as seen here from Harrington,” the report read.
One commenter wrote that the water spirals were “ the kind of things I fear in my soul, ” while others compared them to something from an apocalypse blockbuster.
“Harrington on the Mid North Coast got one impressive show this afternoon as multiple water spouts formed along the coast.”
Just hours before the water spirals were seen, the Bureau of Meteorology posted a warning of severe storms and heavy rainfall.
“Severe thunderstorms are likely to cause heavy rains that could lead to flash flooding in the warning area in the coming hours,” he said.
The audience shared more photos and comments about the astonishingly high water spouts that were caught on the shore.
‘Wow. Nature is great! ‘they wrote.
“That’s scary!” another commented.
“This is the kind of thing that I fear in my SOUL,” wrote a third.
Others took to the comments for a more humorous response.
“I hope they don’t hit land, they will have to be quarantined for a fortnight,” one of them joked.
“If the animals don’t kill you, the weather will hit you,” wrote a second.
The storms come because much of the state is expected to receive heavy rain in the coming days due to a higher low system.
Hours before the towering water spirals hit the shore (pictured), the Bureau of Meteorology sent out a severe thunderstorm warning