Emerging tornado over Aylesbury captured on camera

Caught in a spin: Melanie Clarke's photo of the tornado
Caught in a spin: Melanie Clarke's photo of the tornado

A keen weather photographer was delighted when she caught this shot in Aylesbury of a developing tornado.

Melanie Clarke captured the funnel cloud as it was developing on Monday afternoon at 1.20pm. Of course, it is a rarity for such a tornado to ever touch down in the UK.

She said: “There had been storms all through the day. I just happened to look out my window and there it was towards Haydon Hill area. I just thought it was fascinating. You rarely see it around here.

“I do weather photography as a hobby and I just love anything to do with tornadoes.”