Twister snapped by runner in Southsea

SNAPPED The 'twister' captured by News reader Paul Cady
SNAPPED The 'twister' captured by News reader Paul Cady
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JOGGER Paul Cady was shocked when he saw this movie-style twister over the skies of Southsea.

The 32-year-old was out on his usual Sunday morning jog when he spotted something strange in the distance, over the Isle of Wight.

As he got closer to South Parade Pier, from his home in Westfield Road, Eastney, it became clearer and the dad of one whipped out his camera to take a picture.

He said: ‘Once I’d gone past Bransbury Park heading towards Eastney I spotted it.

‘I was really shocked. The only time I’ve ever seen anything like that is in films.

‘The weather was quite strange at the time.

‘Out to sea it was clear but inland it was moody and grey with heavy clouds.

‘I took the picture right next to Canoe Lake at 8.30am. I would say the twister was probably in the Gosport area at that point.

‘There were a few other people out at the time, doing fitness, but I’m not sure if they noticed it.’

The Met Office said the unusual phenomenon was down to the mixed weather conditions.

Forecaster Rebecca Sherwin said: ‘It’s not entirely out of the question due to the type of fairly heavy showers combined with a bit of rotation in the cloud.’