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Funnel Cloud Or Smoke Plume?

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Spotted this on the horizon on the drive home, unfortunately I only had a standard lens with me. At first glance this appears to be a funnel cloud. Pictures were taken from a slip road beside the A303 Hampshire Wiltshire border Cholderton / Parkhouse Cross looking towards Tidworth, taken this evening around 5.45pm.

I am aware of a fire at Wooton Bassett which would be about 30 miles away from where these were taken so I'm unsure if these pictures are a funnel cloud or smoke from that fire but the colour blends too well with the cloud base.

The images have been cropped but have not been edited in any other way and are in sequence 1 - 5. All thoughts appreciated.

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Spotted this on the horizon on the drive home, unfortunately I only had a standard lens with me. At first glance this appears to be a funnel cloud. Pictures were taken from a slip road beside the A303 Hampshire Wiltshire border Cholderton / Parkhouse Cross looking towards Tidworth, taken this evening around 5.45pm.

I am aware of a fire at Wooton Bassett which would be about 30 miles away from where these were taken so I'm unsure if these pictures are a funnel cloud or smoke from that fire but the colour blends too well with the cloud base.

The images have been cropped but have not been edited in any other way and are in sequence 1 - 5. All thoughts appreciated.

Looks like a FC to me.good.gif

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Having seen quite a few meself, this is 1000% definately a Funnel Cloud!

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Having seen quite a few meself, this is 1000% definately a Funnel Cloud!

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Thanks for the feedback, I was sure I was looking at a funnel cloud too. Only the second time I have ever seen one and as Paul says it's a funnel then there's no way I'm going to argue with that opinion good.gif

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Definitely a funnel cloud. There was a photo of one near Bridgwater and video of another taken near Marlborough shown on

BBC Points West this evening.

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Aye, it's a funnel cloud.

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Definitely a funnel cloud. There was a photo of one near Bridgwater and video of another taken near Marlborough shown on

BBC Points West this evening.

That's interesting as I would have been facing towards Marlborough when this was taken and Marlborough would be about 17 miles from where I was located.

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To help put things in perspective, here's an uncropped image of the cloud, the funnel is in the middle of the shot, this was full zoom on an 18-55mm lens with a uv filter fitted.

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Hi experts, could someone tell me what this might be, I took video of this, but made stills please let me know what this might be?

Taken on the M6 today around 4pm after the end of the Toll Road

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Yes, definetly a funnel cloud.

I went past the fire at Wootton Bassett earlier today, and needless to say, its a big one, with a smoke plume much bigger and darker than that, one that you would know is from a fire straight away!

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Hi experts, could someone tell me what this might be, I took video of this, but made stills please let me know what this might be?

Taken on the M6 today around 4pm after the end of the Toll Road

Could be virga?

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That is very rare isn't it or maybe not?

Not really sure, mate. I think it's just rain or snow that evaporates before reaching the ground?

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Yep that one is definately not a Funnel but almost certainly Virga. This is not rare either unfortunately, quite simply it is rain falling and evaporating before it reaches the ground.

Paul S

Funnel cloud for sure.

1st one or second Liam ???

2nd Picture is definately NOT a funnel cloud!

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Yep that one is definately not a Funnel but almost certainly Virga. This is not rare either unfortunately, quite simply it is rain falling and evaporating before it reaches the ground.

Paul S

1st one or second Liam ???

2nd Picture is definately NOT a funnel cloud!

Which post lol? I'm sure the first post pics are of a funnel cloud, not the images taken on the M6.... smile.png

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Yes the first is definately a Funnel Cloud, the 2nd (M6 Picture) is Virga!

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Great photos wallopweather, you did well to catch it from that distance.

Taken on the M6 today around 4pm after the end of the Toll Road

Near the end of the Toll Road...could've been an e-cigarette or a health improvement aid for smokers?

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That is very rare isn't it or maybe not?

No. It is simply rainfall that does not reach the ground.

A very common sight under cumulus clouds.

That is 100 percent Virga in my opinion.

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