Tornado spotted over Wakefield - see video clip

Funnel cloud spotted over Wakefield on Sunday, August 5. Photograph by Oliver Cooper.
Funnel cloud spotted over Wakefield on Sunday, August 5. Photograph by Oliver Cooper.

A TORNADO was seen forming in the sky during heavy storms yesterday afternoon (Sunday).

People reported seeing a funnel cloud over Ossett, Horbury, Lupset and Alverthorpe at about 3pm.

Most funnel clouds are harmless as they do not touch the ground, but they can turn into tornadoes in severe conditions.

About 25mm of rain fell when thunderstorms battered the city yesterday.

click here to see a video clip of the forming tornado