Did you see this twister over Weymouth?

Did you see this twister over Weymouth?

DID you see this twister over Weymouth? Picture by Bob Pinnow

DID you see this twister over Weymouth?

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DID anyone else see this twister over Weymouth?

This picture, taken by Echo reader Bob Pinnow yesterday, shows a thin funnel of cloud dropping down from a dark cloud above with a loop in it.

It was taken from Dorchester looking back across Came Down towards Weymouth

Mr Pinnow, who works as the caretaker at Kingston Maurward House, is wondering if anyone else saw this phenomenon.

He said: “I was closing up the shop about 4.30pm-4.45pm and I just looked up across the lake and I just spotted it in the sky.

“When I first saw it, it was like a long straight line downwards. By the time I got my phone out to take a picture, it had the twist in it.”

He showed the picture to someone who thought it might be a plane doing a loop-the-loop, but Mr Pinnow said he didn’t see any aircraft.

He said: “To me it looked like a funnel when I first saw it.”

Weymouth weatherman Bob Poots said that the area did get a few small tornadoes every year, mainly over the sea, but he said: “It could be a funnel cloud rather than a twister.”

Did you see the twister? If so, please send your pictures to newsdesk@dorsetecho.co.uk.

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11:17pm Wed 28 May 14

JamesYoung says...

"A thin funnel of cloud".
There's your clue, Echo. It's a funnel cloud. Not a twister. As has been mentioned on here many times.
"A thin funnel of cloud". There's your clue, Echo. It's a funnel cloud. Not a twister. As has been mentioned on here many times. JamesYoung
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8:10pm Thu 29 May 14

Rocket dog3 says...

Twister you must be jokin mr pinnow at least you got your name in the paper it's no more than a missed shaped cloud from a breeze I saw one that looked like a dragon once but by the time I got my phone out it flew (blew) away , hay maybe you should do the weather ,, it's a it's a it blew away
Twister you must be jokin mr pinnow at least you got your name in the paper it's no more than a missed shaped cloud from a breeze I saw one that looked like a dragon once but by the time I got my phone out it flew (blew) away , hay maybe you should do the weather ,, it's a it's a it blew away Rocket dog3
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1:18am Fri 30 May 14

Frankie Boy2013 says...

Yes I did see it. And later over the see I spotted a slightly biger funnel what came halfway down to the surface of the see then just disappeard. I couldn't get a picture from either funnels, because I was work at that time.
Yes I did see it. And later over the see I spotted a slightly biger funnel what came halfway down to the surface of the see then just disappeard. I couldn't get a picture from either funnels, because I was work at that time. Frankie Boy2013
  • Score: 1

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