A rare weather phenomenon resembling a tornado has been spotted in the county.

Known as a funnel cloud, it was spotted over Sizewell beach near Leiston on Thursday, October 26. 

Kristian Thorp spotted the phenomenon while walking in the area. 

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According to the Met Office, it is an extending finger of spinning cloud that reaches towards the ground.

The clouds develop the same way as tornadoes with wind drawing in cloud droplets to make an area of intense low pressure.

They often coincide with heavy rain, hail, thunder and lightning.

The UK sees around 30 to 35 tornadoes each year, though it is very rare that are they strong enough to cause damage.

When funnel clouds reach the ground they become tornadoes.