Published: September 21, 2012
In photos: Funnel cloud spotted forming in the skies over Brean

These were the scenes over Brean on Friday when a funnel cloud was seen stretching out of the sky.

Dave Furber took these photos on his mobile phone of the cloud forming at 12.45pm.

He told "It was an amazing sight that was visible for about 15-20 minutes. It disappeared into the clouds and then reappeared several times but was clearly a funnel cloud."

"It's the second time this year I have seen one of these clouds - the first was back in July when several people saw one over Stert Island."

Funnel 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.


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