Waterspout spotted off Whitby

David Norman's photo of a water spout taken off coast of Whitby

David Norman's photo of a water spout taken off coast of Whitby

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This photo of a waterspout was taken by David Norman from the clifftop by Whitby Abbey.

A waterspout is an intense columnar vortex, usually appearing as a funnel-shaped cloud, that occurs over a body of water.

It continues our theme of weather phenomena, following on from Mel Sprague’s photo of two phantom suns taken off the coast at Sandsend.