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Tornado spotted forming over Kent by onlooker in Broadstairs

25 June 2014
by Annabel Rusbridge-Thomas

Onlookers have spotted what appears to be a small tornado forming over Kent today.

Locals have been shocked to see what resembles a twister appearing over Broadstairs. 

Residents have been taking to social media to discuss the sighting of the funnel cloud.

A funnel cloud was spotted forming over Broadstairs. Picture @japseyeguy

A funnel cloud was spotted forming over Broadstairs. Picture: @japseyeguy

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

The tornado-like cloud was spotted over Broadstairs at 10am today by Guy Underwood.

Several other similar clouds have been reported forming over Kent over the past few weeks.

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

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

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

A funnel cloud spotted over Eastry. Picture @JaeKay

A funnel cloud spotted over Eastry. Picture: @JaeKay

Have you spotted any funnel clouds over Kent? Email them to multimediadesk@thekmgroup.co.uk using #bestpic for your chance to win £100.

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