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Rare funnel cloud spotted over Bury St Edmunds

A rare funnel cloud which has the appearance of a tornado was spotted over Bury St Edmunds.

Casey Leah Fulgoni sent in this video of the weather phenomenon, which she saw in Raingate Street on Saturday at about 2.45pm.

A funnel cloud is cone-shaped and extends from the base of a cloud towards the ground without actually reaching the surface, according to the Met Office.

When they do reach the ground they become a tornado.

Casey said: “I was really shocked when I saw it.

“I had to look twice and then it got really windy.

“It was howling, then shortly after it just disappeared.

“Then we had a few rumbles of thunder and hail storm, then heavy rain.

“It was nice to see this rare phenomenon of weather.”

The Met Office said a funnel cloud is formed when a rotating column of wind draws in cloud droplets, making a region of intense low pressure visible.