This dramatic footage was filmed from a helicopter by Australia's Channel 7. It shows a series of powerful waterspouts near the coastal suburb of Terrigal, on Australia's New South Wales coast. Channel 7 claimed that the spouts reached heights of up to 600 metres (nearly two thousand feet), but dissipated as they neared land. This natural phenomenon came as strong winds and heavy rain lashed other parts of the state, causing flash flooding and traffic chaos in Sydney.