Huge waterspout swirling above stormy skies over Suffolk, UK

Earth Changing Extremities

Chef Phil Hannam captured the waterspout spiralling over the small village of Thorpeness
Chef Phil Hannam captured the waterspout spiralling over the small village of Thorpeness CREDIT: PHIL HANNAM /GEOFF ROBINSON PHOTOGRAPHY
Sky-spotters were stunned to capture photos of a dramatic waterspout in stormy skies over Suffolk.
 
Phil Hannam, a chef, was taking a break from the kitchen when he saw the intense vortex spiralling over the small village of Thorpeness.
 
Reinhard Olbrich also took a remarkable picture of the funnel-shaped cloud from a pub garden in the village on Saturday evening.
 
Although witnesses believed they had seen a tornado it was actually a waterspout, which is a type of funnel cloud that occurs over a body of water.
 
Mr Hannam and his colleagues at The Kitchen at Thorpeness restaurant were stunned to see it circling over their village, which is near the coast.
 
Restaurant manager Amy Youngs said: “It was muggy and stormy yesterday and we had…

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