RARE funnel clouds were spotted over East Lancashire at the weekend.

This photograph was taken by ‘storm chaser’ Danny Power as he spotted several of the clouds above Pendle Hill on Friday.

Funnel clouds turn in to tornadoes when they touch the ground.

Mr Power, from Blackburn, who runs the website www.natureunleashed.co.uk, said he spotted the funnel cloud while fishing.

He said: “I really couldn't believe what I was seeing.

"The Met Office had forecast a sunny afternoon and here I was witnessing multiple funnel clouds, in rain and strong winds.”

“It is one of the longest funnel clouds I have witnessed in the UK, and it was truly amazing.”