Natural spectacle photographed off the coast of Lynmouth on Friday morning.

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KEEN photographer Steve Walters was in the right place at the right time to capture this spectacular metrological phenomenon.

Mr Walters, from Tiverton, photographed a menacing looking ‘twister’ off the coast of Lynmouth early on Friday morning.

A spokesman from the Met Office confirmed the ‘twister’ was in fact a water spout.

He said: “These form when there is unstable air in clouds. Unstable air can start to rotate and this then forms a funnel cloud.

“If the funnel cloud touches the surface of the ocean, it’s a water spout; if it touches land, it’s a tornado.”

It is estimated the UK gets around 30 tornados a year and many more water spout, but tend to pass by without causing much damage.

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