Ipo-ipo (Twister) in Surigao caught on cam | Video

An amateur video captures a twister, locally known as "ipo-ipo" or "buhawi," as it strikes off the shore of UM Tagago, Lianga, Surigao Del Sur.

A screen grap of the Surigao tornado video

The incident reportedly happened at around 3 p.m. last Sunday. The said video was then uploaded on Youtube. Check it out below:

Surigao Ipo-ipo caught on cam | Video courtesy of "markey7137"

A tornado over water is called a waterspout. It is characterized by a spiraling funnel-shaped wind current, connecting to a large cumulus or cumulonimbus cloud. Waterspouts frequently occur in tropical areas near the equator.

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