Slideshow: Funnel cloud over Awsworth

A rare funnel cloud formed in the sky over Awsworth last night prompting a flurry of comments on social media.

The weather event saw people posting comments about a tornado about to hit.

The clouds form when two different types of cloud meet, for them to be classed as a tornado it would have to make contact with the ground.

Jamie Townsend sent in the above image and Lawrie Jordan also snapped some shots.

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