Boaties treated to spectacular waterspout off Airlie Beach in Whitsundays

Boaties in the Whitsundays have captured spectacular images of two waterspouts forming off Airlie Beach around dawn yesterday morning. 

The spouts formed off the coast, on the eastern side of Hook Island, about 6am.

Meteorologist Steve Hadley said it was a weather event few people experienced.

“It’s rare to see one, rarer still to see two but that will sometimes happen,” Mr Hadley said.

“They come in all sorts of shapes and sizes, with often quite thin features, and often quite transient as…

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