Did you see this in the sky above Great Yarmouth last week?

A photo of what could be a funnel cloud above Great Yarmouth last Friday. Photo: Supplied

A photo of what could be a funnel cloud above Great Yarmouth last Friday. Photo: Supplied - Credit: Supplied

A mysterious shape in sky above Great Yarmouth has left one reader puzzled.

A reader sent in the above photo which was taken on their phone on Friday, April 8 in Northgate Street, Great Yarmouth.

They thought it might have been a tornado but did not know for sure.

Jim Bacon, a forecaster at Weatherquest, said from the photo it looked like a funnel cloud and there were some large cumulus clouds in the area at the time.

A funnel cloud is a funnel-shaped cloud of condensed water droplets, associated with a rotating column of wind and extending from the base of a cloud – usually a cumulonimbus or towering cumulus cloud – but not reaching the ground or a water surface.


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A funnel cloud is usually visible as a cone-shaped or needle like protuberance from the main cloud base

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