By The Nation
The sudden phenomenon in the Andaman Sea was recorded as video and photos and widely shared on social media.
The phenomenon happened a little before noon on Sunday when the four waterspouts shot out towards the horizon for 10-15 minutes, which was observed by those on the Sun Rise Beach, East of Koh Lipe.
However, the spectacle disappeared when rains arrived.
Weather Forecast Bureau spokesman Surapong Sarapa said a waterspout was common in the Andaman Sea coast during the rainy season but it was rare to have four of them at the same time.