West Lancashire and Southport tornado August 2015: Gallery of your photos September 1st, 2015 Connor_Henderson Latest News Shares Comments Photo: Twister above Ainsdale taken by Amy Baguley Residents were shocked earlier today when a mini twister formed in the skies above Formby, Ormskirk and Ainsdale. The twister was seen around 2pm and lasted around 15 minuites above Ainsdale where local residents shocked to see this natural phenomenon. One resident said: “It was amazing it looked so impressive, I’ve never seen one before in real life” A Met Office spokesperson said: “Tornadoes form when the weather is ‘unstable’ and showery. They are narrow, spinning columns of air that reach the ground from thunderstorm clouds. As they develop we often see funnel shaped clouds extending from the base of the cloud and it is only when these funnel clouds touch the ground that we get a tornado.” Photo by Dave Torrance Photo by Sarah Louise LightfootPhoto by Jaya Ball Submit News Contact us with your community, business or sport news. Phone 07581350321 Email [email protected] Facebook www.facebook.com/otsnews.co.uk Twitter www.twitter.com/onthespot_news Breaking local news as it happens, searchable archives with photographs, the ability to instantly comment on news articles – there are so many advantages to OTS (Onthespot) News. If you want your news read locally online then send it to [email protected]– relying only on the newspaper is to restrict yourself to an ever reducing audience. Related Comments comments!