Pictured: Funnel cloud spotted in skies near Burnham-On-Sea
experts have confirmed that a funnel cloud was spotted over Stert
Island, near Burnham-On-Sea, on Thursday afternoon (July 5th).
residents and motorists in the Huntspill area reported seeing
the cloud forming at 2.25pm, as pictured here.
Jacobs took these photos of the cloud and said it was an impressive
"It was clearly visible in the sky for around three minutes,"
she told Burnham-On-Sea.com.
Dave Cushion also saw the formation as he travelled along the
A38 through West Huntspill. "It was moving in a westerly
direction towards the sea," he said.
clouds are rarely-seen formations of condensed water droplets
associated with a rotating column of wind and extending from the
base of a cloud but not reaching the ground or a water surface.
If they touch the ground, they become classed as a tornado.
weather forecaster Ian Ferguson confirmed that a funnel cloud
had been spotted during his bulletin on Point's West.
sighting comes as the Met Office issued a yellow warning for the
next 24 hours as a band of heavy rain moves across the region.