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Waterspout seen over Dermaga Dalam
A twister was seen over Dermaga Dalam on the Penang mainland.

Believed to be a waterspout, the twirling image was learnt to have appeared at around 4pm on Wednesday before it disappeared from sight.

Many had a field day taking photos and videos of the phenomenon.

A number of netizens posted images on social media sites speculating that it was a tornado.

When contacted, a spokesman from the Meteorological Department said there were no such reports of a tornado.

Asked if it might be a waterspout, the spokesman said it would take some time to determine what it was.