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'Tornado' spotted over Kent as funnel cloud forms over Dymchurch on Romney Marsh

26 August 2014
by KentOnline reporter

Sky-spotters were stunned to see a large tornado forming over Kent this afternoon.

Onlookers grabbed their cameras after spotting what appeared to be a twister in the skies over Dymchurch, on Romney Marsh.

The funnel cloud - technically not a tornado because it did not touch the ground - was snapped from a caravan park and elsewhere in the town.

A funnel cloud spotted from a Dymchurch caravan park. Picture @SteveMcGarrigIe

A funnel cloud spotted from a Dymchurch caravan park. Picture: @SteveMcGarrigIe

Pictures of the would-be tornado of rapidly rotating air were posted on Twitter by Jayne Theo and Steve McGarrigle.

Holidaymaker Jayne said: "On holiday this week in Dymchurch and saw this little twister forming this afternoon!"

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The funnel cloud turned heads from miles around. Picture @Appreciatelifex

The funnel cloud turned heads from miles around. Picture: @Appreciatelifex

A tornado spotted forming over Marly Farm. Picture Darron Mowberry

A tornado spotted forming over Marly Farm. Picture: Darron Mowberry

A funnel cloud pictured over Dymchurch. Picture Helen Castle-Kidd

A funnel cloud pictured over Dymchurch. Picture: Helen Castle-Kidd

And Steve posted: "Wow spotted mini tornados in the sky at Dymchurch."

A funnel cloud is made up of condensed water droplets that becomes a tornado on contact with the ground. 

 

Footage of the 'tornado' over Dymchurch. Video: Steve McGarrigle 

Have you taken any pictures of funnel clouds over Kent? Email them to news@thekmgroup.co.uk with #bestpic in the subject and you could win £100 -click here for more details.

 

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