VIDEO UPDATE: Watch '˜mini twister' from in skies over Spalding

This is the rare moment a 'mini twister' was spotted circling across the skies of Spalding.

Friday, 20th May 2016, 10:20 am
Updated Friday, 20th May 2016, 11:25 am
The funnel cloud over Spalding

The unusual weather phenomenon, called a funnel cloud, is more commonly spotted in areas of North America.

But shocked locals noticed the strange sight in town on Wednesday night, May 18.

Eyewitness George Power spotted the funnel cloud with his son Freddie, 11, as they approached the town from Sutterton along the A16.

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The funnel cloud over Spalding

“It looked like it was over West Pinchbeck,” said George, “but then it disappeared.

“It was my son who noticed it in the sky and asked if it was a twister. I looked at it trying to think of an alternative explanation, as twisters aren’t really common occurrences around here, but I had to concede that’s what it was.

“We went into town for football training and as we were waiting for the ground to be opened I noticed everyone taking pics of something in the sky and I realised it was back!

“It was quite eerie and I watched as it slowly dispersed, but not before I had chance to get the camera out.”

Graham Smith captured it over Cowbit. ANL-160519-105034001
Another reader captured the twister from Moulton Eaugate. ANL-160519-105014001
The funnel cloud over Spalding
Graham Smith captured it over Cowbit. ANL-160519-105034001
Another reader captured the twister from Moulton Eaugate. ANL-160519-105014001