Berita Harian reported that least 15 houses in Pendang and Taman Sri Kota in Kuala Kedah were damaged by a tornado at about 4 p. m. today, during a heavy rain.
Among the affected areas are Kampung Alor Besar in Pendang and Taman Sri Kota in Kuala Kedah.
A report from NST says that:
“A source at the Meteorology Department confirmed that it was a landspout which can occur in instances of strong winds. A landspout is similar to a waterspout. The only difference is that it occurs over land” – NST
Landspout a kind of tornado not associated with the mesocyclone of a thunderstorm.
Nobody was reportedly injured during the incident.