A "landspout" tornado was spotted in New Hanover, KwaZulu-Natal, on Tuesday afternoon. In a video posted on social media, the tornado is seen blowing through the area in the distance. The South African Weather Service (SAWS) confirmed that the area had experienced a tornado, but said it was not a result of severe thunderstorms. SAWS forecaster Wayne Venter explained that landspout tornadoes were very weak and did not cause a lot of damage. "They do not occur as a result of severe thunderstorms and usually last between 20 and 30 minutes," Venter added. "You can get a landspout from any thunderstorm."This is at least the third tornado to hit KwaZulu-Natal since November 2019. However, Venter said this was not uncommon.In November 2019, two torndos hit KZN, the first wreaking havoc in eMpolweni, New Hanover and the second in Bergville a day later, both in KwaZulu-Natal.Last week, Mpumalanga experienced a tornado between Ermelo and Piet Retief, which SAWS said looked like a supercell storm.SAWS established that the tornado measured EF3 on the Enhanced Fujita scale, and lasted about 40 minutes, destroying seven house in it's trail. These areas were referred to as a "Tornado Alley", Venter said, adding that with the advancement of social media, they were being seen more often.