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Wild weather phenomenon as funnel cloud forms near Beccles

10:32 21 April 2012

A picture of a funnel cloud taken on Friday, April 20 near Kirby Cane, on the Suffolk/Norfolk border. Picture: Lewis Greengrass

A picture of a funnel cloud taken on Friday, April 20 near Kirby Cane, on the Suffolk/Norfolk border. Picture: Lewis Greengrass

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THIS is the moment a funnel cloud was caught on camera on a day of unsettled weather in the region.

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It was taken yesterday (Friday) by 24-year-old Lewis Greengrass at Kirby Cane, which is close to the Suffolk/Norfolk border near Beccles.

Funnel clouds are created when warm air rises quickly and hits colder air higher in the atmosphere - and if there is blustery wind blowing in different directions, it can then create the spinning funnel.

“I was driving in my car and I saw the cloud was coming down and I thought that’s peculiar,” he said. “Then I saw what looked like a tornado so I pulled over in a lay-by to take a picture on my iPhone.

“I just couldn’t believe it, I had to do a double take. I thought this is England, we don’t usually have anything like this, it was fascinating to watch.”

Chris Bell, meteorologist with Weatherquest, said the difference between a tornado and a funnel cloud is that the latter does not touch the the ground.

He added: “This is the time of year we start to get them. Britain does see more than you would imagine.”

He explained the weather conditions yesterday had been ideal to produce the phenomenon.

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