A tornado-like cloud has been spotted in Norfolk's skies.

According to the Met Office, a funnel cloud is an extending finger of spinning cloud that reaches towards the ground.

Matt Bellamy, 41, spotted the funnel cloud over Upwell at midday on Sunday, May 7.

He said: "Me and my husband were driving in Outwell when we saw it.

"I didn't know what it was at first, I've never seen anything like it before.

Eastern Daily Press: The funnel cloud would become a tornado when it hit the groundThe funnel cloud would become a tornado when it hit the ground (Image: Matt Bellamy)

"It made us feel better to see it wasn't getting closer to the ground or us but it was exciting.

"It was gone in minutes, went back up into the clouds."

Funnel clouds develop the same way as tornadoes with wind drawing in cloud droplets to make an area of intense low pressure.

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Cumulonimbus clouds are normally the host where tubas form meaning they often coincide with heavy rain, hail, thunder and lightning.

The UK sees around 30 to 35 tornadoes each year, though it is very rare that are they strong enough to cause damage.

When funnel clouds reach the ground they become tornadoes.