Mother Nature certainly has been at her best over the last few days showing us the full force of her powers.

The rains returned on Thursday and continued on Friday and Saturday afternoon/evening with thunder and heavy downpours.

Reader Terry Haynes took the photo above of a spectacular tornado or water spout just off the coast near Oludeniz on Saturday afternoon. Luckily no boats were nearby.

Then at 5.23pm, after a local thunderstorm, an earthquake gently rocked the area for a few seconds.

The Bogazici University Kandilli Observatory and Earthquake Research Institute confirmed that the epicentre of the quake, measuring 4.5 on the Richter scale, was between Fethiye and Rhodes Island.

More rain, and some torrential, is forecast for Sunday morning but the sun should return in the afternoon.