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Tuesday, 04 August 2015

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Funnel cloud spotted over north Cumbrian town

Anyone looking to the skies last night could have been in for an amazing sight.

Funnel cloud photo
The funnel cloud. Photo: Laura Murphy

This funnel cloud was spotted by Carlisle resident Laura Murphy while she was visiting her mum Alison Pearson, at Kirkcambeck, near Brampton.

Mrs Murphy, 26, of Carleton Grange, told the News & Star her mum was looking out the window at around 6pm yesterday when she spotted the cloud.

“She started saying there was a tornado coming, we looked out the window and saw this cyclone coming across the sky,” she said.

“It was just amazing to see, I had never seen anything like it before.”

The phenomenon only lasted for about 15 minutes but Mrs Murphy – who was visiting with her husband Kevin and daughter Isabelle, who turns one tomorrow – is now keen to see it again.

“We were quite shocked at first but then we were just really amazed.”

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 but not reaching the ground or a water surface, says Wikipedia.

Have your say

these are more common than people think in Britian, along with the amount of tornadoes reported.

This is from the met office news on how many tornadoes we get here, It makes suprising reading when compared to the USA:

Posted by ray on 9 July 2014 at 10:40

I saw it too, I'm out at Low Row! I thought it was a tornado until my f/b friends told me otherwise (when I posted a picture)

Posted by Pam Taylor on 9 July 2014 at 09:48

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How far would you go to look at a bird?

Very far. Excited when rare birds set up home here

I watch birds through the window and on TV. That's all

Birdwatching doesn't appeal to me. I'd go a long way to avoid a gull though

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