Twister over the channel: Funnel cloud spotted off coast

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A tornado-like cloud was spotted off the coast yesterday.

Witnesses described seeing the giant funnel of cloud from Brighton to Bognor at about 7pm.

Eyewitness Mark Shipley, of Brighton, said: "I was driving to work and saw this tornado off the coast of Brighton, so I pulled over to take some pictures. It was there for about three or four minutes then it disappeared."

Weather experts say twisting cloud formations only qualify as tornadoes if they make contact with the ground.

Coastguards launched a lifeboat as a precaution

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10:12am Mon 30 Jun 14

hubby says...

"Launched a lifeboat"?

"Launched a lifeboat"? Why? hubby
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10:33am Mon 30 Jun 14

timfusciardi says...

hubby wrote:
"Launched a lifeboat"?

For an epic selfie
[quote][p][bold]hubby[/bold] wrote: "Launched a lifeboat"? Why?[/p][/quote]For an epic selfie timfusciardi
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11:30am Mon 30 Jun 14

gheese77 says...

I have seen 'twisters' over the sea off brighton before
I have seen 'twisters' over the sea off brighton before gheese77
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1:52pm Mon 30 Jun 14

power_ranger says...

these stories are just a bunch of hot air.
these stories are just a bunch of hot air. power_ranger
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