A waterspout was observed off the coast of Protaras, captivating residents and visitors.

The phenomenon was shared on the Facebook page "Weather Enthusiasts of Cyprus".

Waterspouts are columns of cloud-filled wind rotating over a body of water. Despite its name, a waterspout is not filled with water.

Waterspouts fall into two categories: fair-weather waterspouts and tornadic waterspouts.

Tornadic waterspouts are tornadoes that form over water or move from land to water. They have the same characteristics as a land tornado and are associated with severe thunderstorms.