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'Tornadoes' spotted over Kent as funnel clouds form over Eastry and Tilmanstone near Sandwich

By KentOnline reporter

This is the dramatic moment shocked onlookers saw a huge tornado forming over Kent.

Sky-spotters were stunned to see what appeared to be a twister in the skies over Sandwich yesterday morning.

It was one of two funnel clouds - technically not a tornado because they did not touch the ground - spotted at about 9.15am.

Michelle Plumbly, from Dover, captured this picture of a funnel cloud

Michelle Plumbly, from Dover, captured this picture of a funnel cloud

The first would-be tornado of rapidly rotating air was spotted in a dark sky over Eastry by Jae Kay.

And just moments later, another was photographed by Chelsie Meakin at a car boot sale in nearby Tilmanstone.

A funnel cloud spotted over Eastry. Picture @JaeKay

A funnel cloud spotted over Eastry. Picture: @JaeKay

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

A 'tornado' forming at Tilmanstone, as seen from a car boot sale. Picture @ChelsieMeakin

A 'tornado' forming at Tilmanstone, as seen from a car boot sale. Picture: @ChelsieMeakin

Melanie Smith captured this picture of a funnel cloud from Tilmantstone boot fair

Melanie Smith captured this picture of a funnel cloud from Tilmantstone boot fair

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