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BBC weather man and meteorologists baffled by clouds in Kent moving in different directions

Experts have been left baffled by a "fascinating" weather phenomenon in Kent.

Meteorologist Richard Dixon used a timelapse camera to film clouds over Whitstable as they moved in opposite directions.

Mr Dixon, who has a PhD in meteorology and is a visiting research fellow at the University of Reading, was inspired to film the skies after spotting a "remarkable" sight on a weather radar this morning.

Writing on Twitter, he wrote: "The radar this morning in SE England is remarkable! Broad-scale motion of precip from east-to-west but seemingly deeper convection moving west-to-east against the flow.

"Different steering levels for the different features? Absolutely fascinating."

He wasn't the only one left stunned by the formation.

BBC weatherman Tomasz Schafernaker wrote: "It’s insane. I’ve never seen this over my areas to be honest..."

While others questioned whether a tornado could be on the way.

Explaining the difference in the direction of cloud movement, Mr Dixon said: "This shows quite well how the wind direction sometimes changes with height above the ground, so the wind blows the low-level clouds at a different direction to the upper level clouds."

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