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.”
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