A huge swirling waterspout tornado off the coast of Trat province on Sunday morning was caught on camera and has since been widely shared on social media.
Locals watched in amazement as the elephant trunk-shaped tornado formed, stretching down from the gloomy clouds above into the sea below.
Footage shows how the tornado sucked up seawater into the vortex as the mass of storm clouds also began spinning.
Waterspouts are tornadoes that form over water. They are intense columns of swirling clouds that stretch from the surface to the clouds above.
They are most commonly found in subtropical areas and disappear shortly after they come into contact with land.
Waterspouts are generally not dangerous but they can be a risk for aircraft flying through the area and for coral reefs and marine life in the water immediately below.
Sailors should also try to avoid waterspouts – as the consequences of floating into one could be disastrous.
The most common type of waterspout is a ‘fair weather waterspout’. They happen when winds merge from opposite directions near the water’s surface, creating a small area of spin.
Sudden warm air at the surface, usually from a thunderstorm, causes the spinning air to rotate faster and it starts to rise – picking up water at the same time.
Sometimes the air spins so fast that it stretches and a funnel appears from the water to the thunderstorm cloud above.
Maskless Moron Causing A Commotion In Chiang Mai
A maskless foreigner has caused quite a stir up in Chiang Mai after he refused to comply with the mandatory nationwide order to cover up while in public.
Locals who confronted him at the Hang Dong market were verbally abused and given the middle finger from the maskless moron.
His antics saw him make the national news.
It was reported that stallholders at the market had seen the unidentified man many times around the area always without a mask.
Several offered him one free of charge but his response was always the same, he doesn’t have Covid and so he doesn’t need one.
Bangkok Baker Makes Cannabis Cakes At Shopping Mall
A popular desserts shop now sells cannabis-infused green rice cakes as drug laws relaxed in the country.
Kanom Siam has been preparing their signature sweets using traditional Asian ingredients in Bangkok since 1975.
To cater to the growing marijuana market, the shop improved their pandan coconut-rice pancakes by adding bits of marijuana into them. The cakes are sweet, chewy, and can be ordered with the shop’s own blend of cannabis tea.
A small piece of pandan leaf sticks out of the top portion of the flower-shaped rice cake to let customers know that they have been mixed with cannabis. Kanom Siam said they carefully selected the marijuana strain to use for their desserts.
Pattaya Karaoke Bars Offering Sexual Services During Shutdown
This video of a street in Pattaya where women are working outside karaoke bars, despite the order to close entertainment venues and bars across Thailand, has been widely shared on Facebook over the weekend.
A Thai man can be heard in the video speaking with the women asking for prices for sexual services with quotes of 1,200 baht short time or 4,000 all night.
The quotes include the price of the room and alcohol was also available.
The footage, recorded on April 22, has many social media users asking why authorities are not closing such venues down pointing out the women are sat outside for all to see.