Amazing picture shows tornado out at sea

The waterspout was spotted out at sea this morning <i>(Image: Kevin Rozario-Johnson)</i>
The waterspout was spotted out at sea this morning (Image: Kevin Rozario-Johnson)

A tornado has been spotted off the Sussex coast.

A waterspout, which is a type of tornado that forms over water, was seen off the coast in Shoreham earlier today.

People spotted the weather phenomenon over the sea at around 11.25am today.

Kevin Rozario-Johnson, who saw the spectacle from his window, said: "It seemed to have a wispy connection to the surface of the sea, but I didn't see the thick part connect.

"About a minute later it had thinned out and retreated."

Waterspouts are a column of rotating, cloud-filled wind.

They are similar to tornados, but are usually smaller, less intense and occur over water.

The news comes as the Met Office issued another weather warning for rain across Sussex yesterday.
Meteorologist Tom Morgan said: "In the last couple of days, we have seen some reports and seen some photos of funnel clouds and waterspouts."

"We've seen some strong gusts of wind on the South Coast."