A rare weather phenomenon resembling a tornado has been spotted in the county for the second time in five days. 

Known as a funnel cloud, eyewitnesses reported seeing it over Long Stratton at about 5.45pm on Wednesday.

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

Eastern Daily Press: A funnel cloud was also spotted in Upwell on SundayA funnel cloud was also spotted in Upwell on Sunday (Image: Matt Bellamy)

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Louisa Mundford spotted the phenomenon in Long Stratton and said it was "the last thing she expected to see" after collecting her two children from swimming lessons. 

On Sunday, May 7, a similar funnel cloud was seen in Upwell in west Norfolk. 

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

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.