Phil Hannam was taking a break from the kitchen when he saw the tornado spiralling over the small village of Thorpeness.
Tornados are more commonly seen in America and Phil and his colleagues at The Kitchen @ Thorpeness restaurant were stunned to see it circling over their village, which is near the coast.
Amy Youngs, manager of The Kitchen @ Thorpeness, where Phil works, said: “It was muggy and stormy yesterday and we had all sorts of weather, but we’ve never seen a tornado over Suffolk before. We were stunned when Phil came back and showed us the photo on his mobile phone.”
A tornado is a violently rotating column of air which rotates while in contact with both the surface of the earth and a cloud. They are often referred to as twisters and often travel a few miles before dissipating. The most extreme tornados can attain wind speeds of more than 300 miles per hour, but often have wind speeds of less than 110 miles per hour.