A huge waterspout was spotted off the coast of Cornwall on Tuesday as torrential rain hit the region following weeks of heatwaves.
The footage was captured by a ferry passenger in the Fowey estuary.
The Met Office has issued an amber alert for thunderstorms on Wednesday, covering a swathe of England from Chichester to Ipswich and including London and all of Kent.
The warning, which runs from 11am to 10pm, states that flooding of homes and businesses is “likely”, with damage to some buildings from floodwater, lightning strikes, hail or strong winds also possible.
Fast flowing or deep floodwater is also said to be “likely, causing danger to life”.
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