Tornado-like funnel cloud spotted over Burnham-On-Sea
photos have emerged of a tornado-like funnel cloud spotted hovering
over Burnham-On-Sea on Saturday morning (August 5th).
cone-shaped cloud was photographed by several Burnham-On-Sea.com
readers, as featured here.
Kear took this photo of the cloud formation from The Oaktree looking
holidaymaker Donna Preston photographed it over Stert Island as
it passed Burnham-On-Sea, pictured below.
told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "This photo was taken at 10.23am coming
inland from Burnham."
was such an incredible sight. My fiancé Wayne and I watched
it as it blew inland and was clearly twisting in the sky."
to the Met Office, funnel clouds are extending, spinning fingers
of cloud that reach towards the ground or surface of the sea but
don't touch it.
reaching the ground, the cloud would become a tornado, which can
produce very strong winds and potentially cause damage.
clouds are often associated with extreme weather conditions such
as rain, hail and thunder.