'Twister' spotted over Ridgeway Hill

'Twister' spotted over Ridgeway Hill

Twister picture by Sally Tyler

Lorna Strong sent us this picture.

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A HUGE 'twister' travelled across the Ridgeway this morning.

Sally Tyler was at work in Weymouth when she spotted the cloud travel up from the Channel and work its way inland.

It disappeared into the rest of the clouds at Ridgeway Hill.

She said she watched it sweep across the landscape. She said: "It was a bit unusual. I have never seen one coming in land.

"It was huge. When it was travelling towards Hardy's Monument it was quite big in size.

"It was changing constantly as it went along - it was rising and falling."

Lorna Strong took a picture of the ‘twister’ as it travelled over Upwey.

She said: “I took them from chapel lane, looking towards Weymouth at about 7.30am. I have seen one once before a few years ago, from Upwey but not as good as this one.”

Did you see the 'twister?' Send your pictures to newsdesk@dorsetecho.co.uk

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8:28am Thu 14 Aug 14

The Fish says...

Huge?
Huge? The Fish
  • Score: 13

10:20am Thu 14 Aug 14

IslandJim1 says...

Another well researched story by the echo...Twister is a film...This is a Tornado or a funnel cloud, in the case of the photo above its not grounded to its a cloud. None the less unusual, and better than the picture I managed to get from Lanehouse.
Another well researched story by the echo...Twister is a film...This is a Tornado or a funnel cloud, in the case of the photo above its not grounded to its a cloud. None the less unusual, and better than the picture I managed to get from Lanehouse. IslandJim1
  • Score: 14

11:58am Thu 14 Aug 14

jamie-c says...

its not a tornado, its definately a funnel cloud however, a tornado only becomes a tornado when it touches the ground.

also there is no such thing as a mini tornado as is commonly reported, its either a tornado or it isn't.

pretty simple
its not a tornado, its definately a funnel cloud however, a tornado only becomes a tornado when it touches the ground. also there is no such thing as a mini tornado as is commonly reported, its either a tornado or it isn't. pretty simple jamie-c
  • Score: 11

3:13pm Thu 14 Aug 14

bargain price says...

more like world wind....
more like world wind.... bargain price
  • Score: -7

4:49pm Thu 14 Aug 14

Harpya Orkinus says...

I saw something coming in off West Bay many years ago - I was located somewhere along the landward side of the Fleetey, possibly by Herbury Island. It was perhaps up to 300 feet high, and wavered slightly as it moved along, connecting cloud to sea. Can't now recall in which direction it moved, although it may well have been towards Portland, and I assumed at the time it was what is called a 'Waterspout'....
I saw something coming in off West Bay many years ago - I was located somewhere along the landward side of the Fleetey, possibly by Herbury Island. It was perhaps up to 300 feet high, and wavered slightly as it moved along, connecting cloud to sea. Can't now recall in which direction it moved, although it may well have been towards Portland, and I assumed at the time it was what is called a 'Waterspout'.... Harpya Orkinus
  • Score: 1

6:15pm Sun 17 Aug 14

FerryFan says...

http://guernseypress
.com/news/2014/08/16
/waterspout-twists-i
ts-way-around-island
s/

Must have moved over there...
http://guernseypress .com/news/2014/08/16 /waterspout-twists-i ts-way-around-island s/ Must have moved over there... FerryFan
  • Score: 0

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