The funnel cloud was spotted in the sky over Richmond, BC on Saturday night around 5 p.m. PST.
It wasn't harmful, but was an interesting sight nonetheless. The cloud was formed due a contrast between the cold air over the warm water.
“The difference in temperature between the air and the water caused some instability and led to this weak funnel forming,” says Rob Davis, a meteorologist at The Weather Network.
Although funnel clouds occur most regularly during the severe weather season when they can become tornadoes, weak funnel clouds that are rarely dangerous like this one can sometimes form.
The cloud dissipated after about 45 minutes and never touched the ground.