'Tornado' spotted over Weston

PUBLISHED: 10:30 11 July 2011 | UPDATED: 12:44 11 July 2011

A shot of the tornado over Weston

A shot of the tornado over Weston


TORNADOS are usually more associated with the American Midwest than South West England, but one was reported near Weston on Friday

Several of our readers contacted us reporting that the ‘twister’ was visible over the town, with Ivor Humphreys, Matthew Dancey and Adrian Moore sending in photographs of the natural phenomenon.

One reader suggested on our Facebook group that the spectacle was in fact a waterspout – a vortex that is created over water and linked to a cumuliform cloud, which is weaker than land-based tornados.

* Did you see the ‘tornado’ near Weston on Friday, or take a photo? If so, get in touch with us at newsdesk@westonmercury.co.uk

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