A TORNADO was spotted over the Isle of Wight yesterday evening (Wednesday).

As the Island was hit by heavy rain and stormy weather, photographer Jamie Russell, of the IW Met Service, captured these pictures of the tornado over Bleak Down as he was heading towards Chale.

He said: "This type of tornado forms when an updraft area at the base of a cloud starts to rotate locally due to variations in the wind direction which can be triggered by hills, headlands and sometimes even nearby rain showers.

"This is unlike the huge supercell storms that produce tornadoes as those have entire storms that are rotating."

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