VIDEO - tornado filmed over Sleaford

Torrential downpours and thunder storms hit Sleaford yesterday afternoon and several people even witnessed a tornado.

Sean Searl from Heckington spotted the funnel cloud form and move over a field near Sleaford at 5pm and it was also photographed by Coun Marianne Overton at Welbourn.

The tornado beginning to disperse over Sleaford, photographed by Marianne Overton of Welbourn. EMN-150915-090457001

The tornado beginning to disperse over Sleaford, photographed by Marianne Overton of Welbourn. EMN-150915-090457001

A funnel was also spotted and filmed in the Walcott area by Lorraine Apedaile at Billinghay and posted on Facebook.

Mr Searl said he saw it while at work at Sleaford’s straw-burning power station on Boston Road. He said: “I had been out on the plant and saw heavy the weather was coming in from the south.

“I have always had an interest in meteorology and saw the clouds were rotating, which is a good sign something is going to happen.

“It took about five minutes for the twister to form, then we got a few feeder lines coming up from teh ground to connect and make the tornado.”

He said it lasted about a minute as it moved along near the railway line and across to the football club before dispersing without doing any damage.

Mr Searl said: “It was quite impressive. I have seen plenty before but not around here.”

Today (Tuesday) is expected to bring heavy rain and westerly winds of up to 12mph and temperatures of up to 16 degrees.