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Waterspout spotted off Deal Coast during turbulent weather

By Sam Lennon

Today's turbulent weather has produced the extraordinary spectacle of a waterspout.

The formation was seen off Deal this afternoon, as captured in a still photo by Adam Cowell of Dover Strait Shipping.

The picture was posted on the group's Facebook page with the comment: "The grumbling weather continues."

The waterspout off Deal Adam Cowell / Dover Strait Shipping
The waterspout off Deal Adam Cowell / Dover Strait Shipping

The weather in Deal changed from hot and sunny this morning to continual rain in the afternoon.

Video was also taken of the waterspout and menacing black storm clouds by Greg Esson.

Mr Esson, a car parts salesman, did this from near Deal Castle while on a lunch break at work.

Watch Greg Esson's film of the waterspout

He said: "I've never seen anything like that waterspout before, so it was quite a special moment."

The images are shown as a yellow weather warning was put out for Kent today.

A waterspout is an intense columnal vortex, appearing in funnel shape, over a body of water.

Dover Strait Shipping is a maritime news and photographic organisation for the port and its Strait.

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