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Huge Twister Spotted Over Moorland As Storms Hit The UK

Huge Twister Spotted Over Moorland As Storms Hit The UK

A huge twister has been spotted over moorlands in Yorkshire with onlookers joking that it was the beginning of the apocalypse:

The tornado-looking clouds were filmed by Sara Steeles-Yates who wrote on Facebook: "Tornado! Over Todmorden Moor heading towards Walsden/Bacup. Am expecting the other Horsemen of the Apocalypse any day now."

The weather phenomenon was spotted as the UK experienced thunderstorms and the north west of England was hit with floods.

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This isn't the first time we've spotted fairly remarkable conditions this week because on Monday (15 June) photographers managed to capture both lightning and rainbows in the sky at the same time.

The incredible - and unusual - dual weather phenomenon occurred over the Midlands area over the past few days after the hot weather much of the UK enjoyed over the weekend gave way to some pretty explosive electrical storms.

The rainbow/lightning mix. Credit: Ben Cartwright
The rainbow/lightning mix. Credit: Ben Cartwright

Ben Cartwright took loads of short snaps in order to make sure that one of them captured the exact moment that the lightning flashed across the sky, blending with the rainbow in the process.

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He told LADbible: "It was taken a mile away from Dudley - home of Duncan Edwards and Lenny Henry - from my back garden. I was chatting to my neighbour over the fence and spotted one rainbow, then another started to form."

"We could hear the thunder, then saw the lightning appearing near to the rainbow, so I put my phone on live view and kept snapping away every second. Managed to go through the live view photo frames until I saw the lightning, had to darken the image a little, voila."

These thunderstorms have continued up to today with the Met Office issuing a 'Yellow thunderstorm warning' which indicates the potential for more flooding and disruption.

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We've been told there is a small chance that homes and businesses could be flooded quickly, with damage to some buildings from floodwater, lightning strikes, hail or strong winds.

The Met Office has also said there is a chance fast flowing or deep floodwater could cause danger to life as well as delays and cancellations to transport services and power cuts.

It's thought that by Friday we'll be back on track for some warmer weather. Hallelujah.

Featured Image Credit: Facebook/Mount Pleasant Farm/Sara Steeles-Yates

Topics: Weather, UK News, News, UK

Rebecca Shepherd

I'm Becky - a journalist at LADbible. I graduated with a First Class BA in Journalism before going on to cover criminal court cases, medical tribunals and breaking news for the national media - which inevitably and eventually became as glum as it sounds. Can often be found rocking a bag for life - which I made a 'thing' way before Rihanna. You can contact me at [email protected]