Motorists travelling on the Penang Bridge was taken by surprise by the presence of a waterspout near Penang Bridge, yesterday evening.

The phenomenon is believed to have occurred around 5.30pm after a downpour in some areas in the state.

A number of motorists took the opportunity to photo or video the incident while traveling on the bridge.

A 20-second footage of the phenomenon went viral on the social media. A similar case had occurred near the Penang Bridge back in April.

A spokesman for the Penang Meteorological Department confirmed that it was a waterspout.

“It is not dangerous but it is better for people to stay away from it,” said the spokesman when contacted.-NST

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